BLS: “Every Breath You Take”: The Most Common Respiratory Diagnoses

BLS: “Every Breath You Take”: The Most Common Respiratory Diagnoses

Intended Audience: BLS, ALS

Teaching Methods Used: Lecture, Demonstration, Q&A

We will review the most common respiratory diagnoses found in EMS and the differences between the way the symptoms present in EMS and the treatment options.  Included in the list of diagnoses are COPD, Asthma, CHF, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolus and the effects of Vaping.  Also included are special notes about Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) and what we can do in EMS to prevent VAP and improve our patient’s outcome in the long run.

OBJECTIVES

  1. List the five most common respiratory diagnoses
  2. List the common signs and symptoms of respiratory distress.
  3. Be familiar with the common interventions prescribed for general respiratory distress.
  4. List at least 3 things we can do to prevent Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia

Instructed by: Janet Taylor

May 6, 2020 – 1300 to 1400
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