Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Why is it important to recognize respitory emergencies

An EMT has arrived to a scene and the patient has a medical illness. Why is it important to be able to quickly recognize and treat patients with respitory emergencies.

It's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of respitory emergencies because if a patient does not receive emergency treatment it can ultimately lead to respitory failure and eventually cardiac arrest.

In the next couple of posts we will be discussing the structure of the respitory system, the function of the respitory system, how to assess breathing sounds, what is an abnormal breathing sound, medications, and how to assist in delivering medications to the patient.

If there is anything that you have questions about, please let me know in the EMT comments. Of course, I'm not perfect in the field. So if you are an Emergency Medical Technician and you think I missed something, please let me know. We are an EMS family. Family helps family even if we're EMS in another state.

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