resp emergencies

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Author:
dallas.dawn
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174745
Filename:
resp emergencies
Updated:
2012-10-01 14:20:22
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EMT
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Description:
signs and symptoms on various resp conditions
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  1. asthma 
    • wheezing on inspiration/expiration 
    • bronchospasm 
  2. anaphylaxis 
    • flushed skin or hives 
    • generalized edema 
    • decreaed blood pressure 
    • laryngeal edema with dyspnea 
  3. bronchitis 
    • chronic cough 
    • wheezing 
    • cyanosis 
    • productive cough 
  4. congestive heart failure 
    • dependent edema 
    • rales 
    • paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea 
  5. croup 
    • fever 
    • barking cough 
    • mostly seen in pediatric patients 
  6. emphysema 
    • barrel chest 
    • pursed lip breathing 
    • dyspnea on exertion 
  7. pneumonia 
    • dyspnea 
    • chills fever
    • cough 
    • dark sputum 
  8. pneumothorax 
    • sudden chest pain with dyspnea 
    • decreased lung sounds / affected sides 
  9. pulmonary embolus
    • sharp, pinpoint pain 
    • dyspnea 
    • sudden onset 
    • after childbirth or surgery 
  10. tension pneumothorax 
    • progressive shotness of breath 
    • increasing altered level consciousness 
    • neck vein distension 
    • tracheal deviation 
  11. pertusis (whooping cough) 
    • coughing spells 
    • whooping sound 
    • fever 
    • mostly seen in pediatric patients 

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