Given the overwhelming evidence of improved outcomes, prehospital CPAP belongs in every EMS toolbox.
This paper provides an overview of pulmonary hypertension in the prehospital setting, including pathophysiology and identification.
Why the early application of high-flow nasal cannula in the appropriate patient population is an ideal way to meet the patient’s inspiratory flow demand.
Acute respiratory distress is a serious emergency. Good patient outcomes require a skilled assessment of the airway, breathing and oxygenation.
This column will explain how you can use end tidal CO2 measurements to titrate and evaluate the effectiveness of CPAP.
Years ago, I authored an article in the Wisconsin EMS Association Journal titled “CPAP for Everyone.” At that time, “everyone” meant “everyone with respiratory distress.”