Respiratory Distress in Patients with a CPAP: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 18, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Most patients know only about continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. But in emergency medicine, CPAP has many uses, particularly for neonates with respiratory distress. 

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Topics: Respiratory, respiratory assessment

Respiratory Failure vs. Distress

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 21, 2020 7:01:00 AM

Respiratory failure and respiratory distress are both medical emergencies that demand prompt treatment. Both present special dangers to vulnerable groups such as children, elders, and people with chronic illnesses. Respiratory distress, for example, affects about 1 percent of newborns, and is the leading cause of death in neonates born prematurely.

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Topics: Respiratory, respiratory assessment

What is Involved in a Respiratory Assessment?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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5 Tricks to Perform the Best Respiratory Assessment

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Respiratory assessment is a core component of every EMS professional’s job. Your experience has likely already taught you that factors such as age, exertion, and emotional state can affect a respiratory assessment. You may also realize that the respiratory assessment that neatly tracks a textbook is a rare case indeed. Excellent respiratory assessments require a commitment to comprehensive care and a willingness to adapt based on new information and experiences. Here are five critical components of a skillful respiratory assessment.

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A Complete Guide to Respiratory Assessment for Nurses

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 4, 2018 10:38:59 AM

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Respiratory Assessment and the Elderly Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 1, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Geriatric patients are more likely to experience respiratory emergencies such as pneumonia, aspiration, and severe respiratory infections. A range of physiological changes, including muscle atrophy, can make airway assessment and management more difficult.

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Topics: respiratory assessment