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CPAP: Filling the sails to respiratory relief

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 1:00pm (EST)



Watch the archived webcast below!

Continuous positive airway pressure provided by a CPAP mask can be a crashing patient's lifeline if used appropriately by EMS.

  • What is CPAP?
  • How does it work?
  • When and why should it be used?
  • Why isn't a non-rebreather mask enough, and what's the big concern about intubating these patients
To answer those questions, let's explore some physiology specifics as applied to EMS patients while we put those laryngoscope blades away...

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Sponsored by:


Mercury Medical


Speaker(s):

Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P

Northwest Community EMS System

Connie J. Mattera, MS, RN, TNS, EMT-P, is responsible for EMS administrative and educational leadership for the Northwest Community EMS System in Arlington Heights, Ill. She is the senior editor for the state of Illinois trauma nurse specialist course, has been a TNS course coordinator since the early 1980s and is privileged to serve as the EMS education committee chair for the state of Illinois. She is also on the JEMS Editorial Board. Her greatest joy is sharing practical ways to promote excellence in patient assessment and care delivered by all levels of emergency healthcare personnel.



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