What You Need to Know About Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Pediatric respiratory emergencies may make even the most seasoned provider nervous. It’s safe to say that when a child is hurt or sick, the situation becomes more serious. Your pediatric patient is not simply a smaller version of your adult patient. Children require special considerations, especially when a child is experiencing a respiratory emergency. There are a few things to keep in mind about pediatric respiratory emergencies: variations in pediatric airway anatomy, common respiratory emergencies in children, assessment techniques, and equipment choice. Let’s review how all of these factors relate to pediatric respiratory emergencies and how you can be better prepared when facing such an emergency.

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What Are the Signs of Respiratory Distress in Newborns?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For adults and children, respiratory diseases are typically just a minor annoyance. For neonates, they can be fatal. Respiratory distress is a leading cause of death in newborns, particularly premature infants. In addition to infectious causes, it can also occur in the moments following birth. About 7 percent of neonates experience respiratory distress shortly after being born.

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Tracheal Trauma Airway Management

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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What Are The Signs Of Respiratory Distress in Children?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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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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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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