Respiratory distress: An emergency medicine approach

Case A 58 year old woman is brought in by EMS with acute onset respiratory distress. Over the last few hours, she has found it increasingly difficult to breathe. On arrival, she is diaphoretic and using accessory muscles. She is quite tachypneic at a rate of 45 breaths a minute, and her oxygen saturation is … Continue reading Respiratory distress: An emergency medicine approach