FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Emergency First Responder (RQF) FROS® - Online Blended Part 1

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Respiratory Injuries Part Two

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Understanding the Respiratory System and Airway Management

An in-depth exploration of the respiratory system, focusing on the structure of the lungs, potential complications, and critical airway management techniques.

Structure of the Lungs

The trachea divides into two, leading to the left and right lungs, with two and three lobes respectively. The lungs surround the heart, located in the cardiac notch, making them vital for the heart’s function.

Problems Affecting Lung Function

Potential issues include:

  • Swelling or damage to lung tissue.
  • Fluid or air leakage in the lungs.
  • Obstructions like the tongue in emergency scenarios.

Respiratory Emergencies and Response

Understanding the importance of chest expansion and diaphragm movement for breathing and how obstructions like heavy weights can impede this process.

Conditions Affecting the Lungs

Discussing conditions such as tension pneumothorax and hemothorax, their impact on breathing, and emergency response techniques like chest decompression.

Airway Management Techniques

Techniques to ensure a clear airway and effective breathing, including mouth-to-mouth or bag-and-mask ventilation, and methods to handle fluid in the lungs.

Observation and Assessment

Assessing lung function through visual observation, listening for abnormal sounds, and understanding changes in patient behavior due to oxygen deprivation.

Diagnostic Methods

Utilizing techniques like percussion to determine if the lungs are filled with air or obstructed, and confirming with stethoscope examinations.

For more in-depth knowledge or training on respiratory system health and airway management, consult a healthcare professional or attend a specialized course.