Respiratory Distress: Examination

by Sharon Bord, MD

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    The lecture Respiratory Distress: Examination by Sharon Bord, MD is from the course Respiratory Emergencies.

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    1. Patient position is not relevant in the evaluation of respiratory distress
    2. Many important pieces of information can be gathered in the first few seconds simply by looking at the patient
    3. Auscultation of the lungs will help point to a possible etiology for the shortness of breath of the patient
    4. You have to keep on reassessing your patient with respiratory distress after every intervention
    5. Significant respiratory distress will cause an elevated respiratory rate
    1. Arterial blood gas is easier to acquire than venous blood gas
    2. Venous blood gas evaluates ventilation
    3. Arterial blood gas evaluates oxygenation
    4. Venous blood gas correlates closely to arterial blood gas
    5. Venous blood gas is preferred over arterial blood gas in the ED
    1. Presence of pulmonary blood clot
    2. Presence of pneumonia
    3. Presence of pneumothorax
    4. Presence of pleural fluid
    5. Atelectasis
    1. Spirometry
    2. ECG
    3. Chest CT scan
    4. Chest x-ray
    5. Blood gases

    Author of lecture Respiratory Distress: Examination

     Sharon Bord, MD

    Sharon Bord, MD

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    Very clear and concise.
    By Alex M. on 03. September 2018 for Respiratory Distress: Examination

    Very clear and concise. Presenter took time to explain positional importance of the patient.