The Airway Module is presented as part of the traditional two (2) term advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) course. This is the fourth of several modules that are included in the AEMT certificate program. In this presentation the airway module is recommended to be completed over a one (1) week period with additional time reserved for practical skills verification testing in a lab setting.
The following chapters will be covered within the Airway Module for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Students should note that this is a blended online program. All facets of the lecture, review activities, knowledge checks, and in some cases, practical skills which are filmed and uploaded into the system, are completed there and graded. All online requirements must be completed before students may attend the lab sessions.
Learn advanced management for patients with a compromised airway. AEMTs will be trained in the use of advanced airway techniques and devices as well as CPAP use and administration.
This course highlights the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for individuals who wish to obtain state or national certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National Standards curricula used in the past.
The airway module familiarizes the advanced emergency medical technician candidate with the advanced concepts of airway management for patients in respiratory distress and non patent airways. Students will be instructed in the use of advanced airway devices as well as CPAP devices.