Adjunctive Respiratory Therapy

First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • After any therapeutic intervention, the patient must be re-evaluated to assess response to therapy, interval changes, and development of complications.
  • Procedures or products that are infrequently used are best managed using a local protocol or guideline to facilitate standardized, optimal care (eg, inhaled nitric oxide, heliox).

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Last updated: April 16, 2010