8.3 Artificial Respiration - Adult

Training Objective:

The crew member will be able to define/demonstrate the artificial respiration on an adult required to effectively handle an in-flight emergency situation.

Scope:

Respiratory System
Respiratory Emergencies
Mouth-to-Mouth Method of Artificial Respiration
Mouth-to-Mouth Method of Artificial Respiration - Casualty with a Suspected
Head/Spinal Injury
Ongoing Casualty Care - Restored Breathing

8.3A Respiratory System

8.3A.1 Define the respiratory system.

8.3A.2 Define the term respiration.

8.3A.3 Name and locate on an anatomical diagram the three major parts of the airway.

8.3B Respiratory Emergencies

8.3B.1 List the major causes of breathing emergencies in adults.

8.3B.2 List the major signs of breathing emergencies (include chest injuries).

8.3B.3 State the time period when brain damage may result from lack of oxygen.

8.3C Mouth-to-Mouth Method of Artificial Respiration

8.3C.1 Define the term artificial respiration.

8.3C.2 State why direct methods of AR can sustain a casualty's life.

8.3C.3 State the rate and force of ventilations for an adult.

8.3C.4 State when, where, and for how long, the pulse is checked and rechecked during AR for an adult.

8.3C.5 Demonstrate, on an adult manikin or on a simulated casualty, mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration for a minimum of one minute or 12 to 15 consecutive ventilations, using the head-tilt chin-lift method to open the airway and a facemask with an oxygen port and a one-way valve.

8.3C.6 Demonstrate, on an adult manikin or on a simulated casualty, with the assistance of passengers, the technique for ventilations prior to moving a casualty and every 15 seconds thereafter until the casualty is positioned.

8.3C.7 Name the complications that may occur when giving AR.

8.3C.8 State the most common causes of gastric distention and vomiting during AR.

8.3C.9 State how to minimize the risk of gastric distention.

8.3C.10 Demonstrate on an adult manikin or a simulated casualty how to deal with vomiting during AR.

8.3D Mouth-to-Mouth Method of Artificial Respiration - Casualty with a Suspected Head/Spinal Injury

8.3D.1 State when the jaw thrust without head tilt would be used.

8.3D.2 Demonstrate, on an adult manikin or on a simulated casualty, how to give mouth-to-mouth AR, using the jaw thrust without head-tilt.

8.3D.3 Describe how to take the radial pulse.

8.3E Ongoing Casualty Care - Restored Breathing

8.3E.1 State when and why the recovery position is used.

8.3E.2 State locations(s) in the aircraft for the recovery position.

8.3E.3 Demonstrate, on an adult manikin or on a simulated casualty, ongoing casualty care following successful AR (recovery position).

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