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Bob Sullivan

The Practical Medic

Bob Sullivan, MS, NRP, is a paramedic instructor at Delaware Technical Community College and works as a field provider in the Wilmington, Del. area. He has been in EMS since 1999, and has worked as a paramedic in private, fire-based, volunteer and municipal EMS services. Contact Bob at his blog, .

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Understand the importance of realistic training on specific devices and using capnography to assess for effective ventilation through supraglottic airways
You can use the Gather-Analyze-Summarize model to facilitate scenario debriefing and maximize learning
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