Asthma is a serious life-threating condition that can present benignly one minute and turn into respiratory failure in a heartbeat.
Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels.
Reported first-attempt success rates are only between 20% and 73%, and those with the least experience have the lowest success rates, writes Eric Rottenberg.
Patients suffering from infection with SARS-CoV-2 are particularly prone to the development of serious respiratory complications.
The authors comment on the prehospital airway debate at the 2020 NAEMSP Annual Meeting.