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Lesson 5, Remove an Upper Airway Obstruction in an Adult.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common causes of upper airway obstruction.
  • Identify signs of respiratory distress.
  • Given a situation, determine the best way to aid a casualty with an airway blockage.
  • Identify the proper procedures for performing abdominal thrusts on a casualty with an airway obstruction if the casualty is standing or sitting.
  • Identify the proper procedures for performing chest thrusts on a casualty with an airway obstruction if the casualty is standing or sitting.
  • Identify the proper procedures for performing abdominal thrusts on a casualty with an airway obstruction if the casualty is unconscious or lying down.
  • Identify the proper procedures for performing chest thrusts on a casualty with an airway obstruction if the casualty is unconscious or lying down.

Study Units:

5-1 Recognize Common Causes of Upper Airway Obstruction
5-2 Recognize a Person in Respiratory Distress
5-3 Classify the Severity of the Blockage
5-4 Assist a Casualty with Good Air Exchange
5-5 Assist a Standing or Sitting Conscious Casualty with Poor Air Exchange or Complete Blockage
5-6 Remove an Airway Obstruction in an Unconscious Casualty or a Casualty who is Lying on His Back
5-7. Monitor Casualty

Exercises for Lesson 5

 

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015