Saturday, February 17, 2007
US Army medical course - Chest & Airway Problems
In this course, you will study chest and airway problems. Chest trauma refers
to general information about chest injuries as well as information about specific chest
injuries. Airway problems includes information on devices--the esophageal obturator
airway (EOA), the esophageal gastric tube airway (EGTA), and the endotracheal tube
(ET)--that can be used to open and maintain an airway. If other life-saving methods are not successful in opening and maintaining an airway, an opening is made in the tracheato bypass the site of an upper airway obstruction. This subject matter is of vital importance in saving lives.
The subcourse instructional material consists of four lessons as follows:
Lesson 1, Chest Trauma.
Lesson 2, Airway Management.
Lesson 3, Cricothyroidotomy.
Author:The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
Publisher:The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
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