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ERIC Number: EJ940860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Educating the Educator: Teaching Airway Adjunct Techniques in Athletic Training
Berry, David C.; Seitz, S. Robert
Athletic Training Education Journal, v6 n2 p107-116 Apr-Jun 2011
The 5th edition of the "Athletic Training Education Competencies" ("Competencies") now requires athletic training educators (ATEs) to introduce into the curriculum various types of airway adjuncts including: (1) oropharyngeal airways (OPA), (2) nasopharyngeal airways (NPA), (3) supraglottic airways (SGA), and (4) suction. The addition of these Acute Care (AC) knowledge and skill competencies, as well as others (eg, rectal temperature, oxygen saturation, blood glucose level, nebulizers) were incorporated into the curriculum to reflect the National Athletic Trainers' Association's published position statement recommendations or those in development. However, for many ATEs teaching airway adjuncts and suctioning is an unfamiliar concept. Therefore, the purpose of this column is to provide the ATE with a resource document on how to use and teach different adjunct breathing devices within their educational program. (Contains 12 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A