Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies.
Emergency medicine clinics of North America
Airway Obstruction, Child, Child, Preschool, Disease Management, Emergency Treatment, Humans, Infant, Respiratory Insufficiency, Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory emergencies are 1 of the most common reasons parents seek evaluation for the their children in the emergency department (ED) each year, and respiratory failure is the most common cause of cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. Whereas many respiratory illnesses are mild and self-limiting, others are life threatening and require prompt diagnosis and management. Therefore, it is imperative that emergency clinicians be able to promptly recognize and manage these illnesses. This article reviews ED diagnosis and management of foreign body aspiration, asthma exacerbation, epiglottitis, bronchiolitis, community-acquired pneumonia, and pertussis.
Richards, Amber M, "Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies." (2016). Maine Medical Center. 801.