Topics Discussed: pulmonology and respiratory medicine; respiratory distress.
Sections: Respiratory Distress: Introduction, Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, Laboratory and Radiographic Findings, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, Disposition/Outcome, References.
- Tachypnea, hyperpnea, nasal flaring, and retractions are the key features of respiratory distress.
- Respiratory distress is the most common precipitating cause of cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatrics.
- Effective bag-mask ventilation is the single most important skill for managing a patient with respiratory failure.
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