Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Aspiration Pneumonia

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 17, 2018 4:30:00 AM


Aspiration pneumonia
has a mortality rate of 5%, and of 20% in populations with emphysema. The secretions patients aspirate are often contaminated with pathogens from the oral cavity, increasing the rate of morbidity and necessitating additional interventions and potentially long hospital stays. Prompt intervention is the key to preventing serious complications associated with aspiration pneumonia. Portable emergency suction can help prevent aspiration pneumonia, as well as its attendant complications.

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Topics: aspiration pneumonia