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Medical: 5 Pulmonary: 1

(a)

Inhaled

(b)

Oral

(c)

Parenteral

(ii) Corticosteroid

(a)

Inhaled

(b)

Oral (daily versus during

exacerbations only)

(2)

(3)

(4)

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last time you had an a an extremely useful pr episode=s course Known pulmonary diagnosis

(a)

If

the

diagnosis

is

no

paramedic, an effort s learn whether it is pr ventilation, diffusion combination History of previous intubat indicator of severe pulmona suggests that intubation ma again Medication history

  • (a)

    Current medications

  • (b)

    Medication allergies

  • (c)

    Pulmonary medications

ttack this bad@ is edictor of this

t known to the hould be made to imarily related to , perfusion, or a

ion is an accurate ry disease, and y be required

c)

      • (iii)

        Chromolyn sodium

      • (iv)

        Methylxanthines (theophyllin preparations)

      • (v)

        Antibiotics

    • (d)

      Cardiac-related drugs

  • (5)

    History of the present episode

  • (6)

    Exposure/ smoking history

Physical exam

(i)

Sympathomimetic

(1)

General

impression

  • (a)

    Position

    • (i)

      Sitting

    • (ii)

      ATripod@ position

    • (iii)

      Feet dangling

  • (b)

    Mentation

  • (i)

    Confusion is a sign of hypoxemia or hypercarbia

  • (ii)

    Restlessness and irritability may be signs of fear and hypoxemia

───────────────────────── United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum

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