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Medical: 5 Pulmonary: 1

b)

Diffusion

(1)

(2)

(3)

Inadequate oxygen concentration in ambient air Alveolar pathology

  • (a)

    Asbestosis, other environmental lung diseases

  • (b)

    Blebs/ bullaes associated with chronic obstructive lung disease

  • (c)

    Inhalation injuries

Interstitial space pathology

(a)

Pulmonary

edema

(i)

High pressure cardiogenic)

(also

known

as

    • (a)

      Left heart failure

    • (b)

      Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension

  • (ii)

    High permeability (also known as

non-cardiogenic)

(4)

  • (a)

    ARDS

  • (b)

    Asbestosis, environmental lung

diseases

  • (c)

    Near-drowning

  • (d)

    Post-hypoxia

  • (e)

    Inhalation injuries

Capillary bed pathology

(a)

Severe

atherosclerosis

c)

Inadequate blood volume

(a)

Hypovolemia

(b)

Anemia

/ hemoglobin levels

Perfusion

(1)

(2)

Impaired circulatory bl

ood flow

(3)

(a) Pulmonary Capillary wall

embolus patholog

y

(a)

Trauma

B.

Assessment findings

1.

Scene size-up

a)

b)

Pulmonary complaints may be exposure to a wide variety o carbon monoxide, toxic produ environments which have defi (such as silos, enclosed sto It is critical to assure a s all EMS personnel before ini

associated with f toxins, including cts of combustion, or cient ambient oxygen rage spaces etc.) afe environment for tiating patient

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

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