AHA Airway Management (4-5 Hours)
The course provides training for:
• Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills
• Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management
• Bag-mask ventilation and airway adjuncts
Optional: • Laryngeal mask airway • Esophageal-tracheal combitube • Endotracheal tube • Impedance threshold devise
Ventilator Training & Pulmonary Education (3-4 Hours)
Upon completion of this course, the health care provider will be able to understand how to recognize, prevent and troubleshoot the common causes of ventilator issues that require immediate attention. You’ll understand ventilator settings, how to recognize causes of low pressure, high pressure and other alarms and learn how to resolve either the equipment or patient issue prior to an emergency situation. Basic and advanced airway device recognition and utilization within your scope of practice will be covered as well.
This course also includes:
- Pulmonary Assessment
- Tracheostomy Tubes
- Measures to maintain a patent airway, airway devices
- Measures to maintain adequate oxygenation and oxygen therapy
- Measures to maintain adequate ventilation
- Critical care: pulmonary section
- Pulse Oximetry ( SPO2 ) / Interpretation
This course is especially informative for nurses and caregivers in the homecare and sub-acute setting, where they are relied upon for ventilator troubleshooting and must have excellent patient assessment skills when caring for a ventilator dependent patient. This course is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings including but not limited to LVN’s, CNA’s, HHA's, RN’s, EMT’s, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Firefighters, Physicians, Students, and family members with a ventilator dependent family member.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services and Board of Registered Nursing. This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and Board of Registered Nursing, for 4.0 Advanced CEHs.
Upon successful course completion, review and a written test, students receive an Ventilator Course Completion Certificate.