# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Emergency Medical Technician II Task 87055049

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the assessment and management of patients with respiratory emergencies.


Demonstration should include the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of emergencies related to
  • epiglottitis
  • spontaneous pneumothorax
  • pulmonary edema
  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • environmental/industrial exposure to harmful substances in the air
  • toxic gas
  • pertussis
  • cystic fibrosis
  • pulmonary embolus
  • pneumonia
  • viral respiratory infections.
Demonstration should also include using respiratory medications, pulse oximetry, capnography/end-tidal CO2, and CPAP.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does an EMT assess and manage a patient in respiratory distress?
  • What are some of the reasons a patient may experience a respiratory emergency?
  • Why is it critically important to frequently monitor a COPD patient's response to supplemental oxygen?

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Emergency Preparedness Events


CPR/First Aid


Emergency Medical Technician