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Medical: 5 Pulmonary: 1

q) r) s) t) u)

Endotracheal tube Oxygen powered manually triggered ventilators Automatic transport ventilator Needle cricothyroidotomy Surgical cricothyroidotomy

Circulation Pharmacological

a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) m) n) o) p) q) r)

Oxygen Sympathomimetic Albuterol Epinephrine Isoetharine Metaproterenol sulfate Racemic epinephrine Terbutaline sulfate Corticosteroid Methylxanthines Theophylline ethylenediamine - aminophylline Antibiotics Mucokinetic drugs Mucolytic drugs Bronchomucotropic drugs Prophylactic asthma drugs Cough suppressants - antitussive agents "Street" drugs

Non-pharmacological

a) b)

Positioning - sitting up Back blows

Monitoring and devices used in pulmonary care

a) b) c)

Pulse oximetry Peak flow Capnometry

Transport considerations

a) b)

Appropriate mode Appropriate facility

2. 3.

4.

5.

6.

  • III.

    Specific illness

    • A.

      Acute/ adult respiratory distress syndrome

      • 1.

        Respiratory syndrome characterized by respiratory insufficiency and hypoxia

        • a)

          Triggers

          • (1)

            Aspiration

          • (2)

            Cardio-pulmonary bypass surgery

          • (3)

            Gram-negative sepsis

          • (4)

            Multiple blood transfusions

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───────────────────────── United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum

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