COPD and Asthma

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First Things First

  • Assess need for early non-invasive or invasive ventilation.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation.
  • ABG
  • CXR
  • Signs of impending respiratory failure:
    • Unable to talk in full sentences
    • Accessory muscle use
    • Thoracoabdominal paradox
    • Severe acidosis, hypoxemia

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Last updated: April 15, 2010