Respiratory Emergencies and Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 13, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Respiratory emergencies can appear suddenly and seemingly without warning. In some patients, anaphylaxis sends the body into a state of crisis, making breathing difficult or impossible and obstructing the airway. As with any respiratory emergency, having the right suction unit ready and functional is key to managing the crisis. Here’s what you need to know about managing anaphylaxis and other respiratory emergencies.

 

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Topics: Respiratory

Respiratory Assessment and the Pediatric Special Needs Patient: Some Considerations

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 22, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Responding to pediatric special needs patients can be challenging. Depending on the disability, the person may be unable to relate pertinent information as to their complaint, level of discomfort, or emotional state. And when the emergency involves the respiratory tract, it only increases the stress of the situation. So let’s discuss some considerations when performing a respiratory assessment on pediatric patients with special needs.

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Topics: Respiratory