Pediatric emergencies are always a bit unsettling. Fortunately, children make up a minority of our patients, but when these emergencies occur, it can be stressful—for the patient, for the patient’s family, and for you, the responder.
And when children’s emergencies involve the respiratory system, they can be even more harrowing. Few things are scarier than a child who can't breathe. So, in an effort to calm our nerves, let's discuss four common pediatric respiratory emergencies and how to avoid them.