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Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes difficulty breathing, and sometimes chest pain, secondary to spasm of smooth airway muscle (bronchospasm), airway inflammation, and increased airway secretions.
In the United States it is estimated that 17.5 million adults, and 7.1 million children, have been diagnosed with asthma. Also in the United States 3,447 people died from asthma symptoms. Worldwide it is estimated that 300 million people have asthma. Currently asthma is costing…
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For those of you with asthma or COPD a car ride, even a short one, can be the beginning of a nightmare, or a pending life-changing event. One of the keys to living with lung disease is avoiding the triggers. If the triggers are in the air around you that key becomes very difficult to perform. Well, here is a tip that may make it easier.
Even a short car ride can put you right in the middle of a multitude of extrinsic (or external) asthma/COPD triggers. A few…Continue
Airway management is really a very broad spectrum term. To most people in healthcare it means simply putting in an endotracheal tube, but there really is a lot more to it than that. Our airway consists of everything from our oral opening all the way down to the small distal terminal bronchioles. Placing an endotracheal tube only involves a small part of that airway. Well, what happens before the tube gets placed? What…Continue
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The Cuff or the Catheter…Continue
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