Describes a symptom of many possible underlying diseases
Is different from signs of increased work of breathing
Usually an unconscious activity, dyspne...
Difficult, labored, or uncomfortable breathing
Accessory muscle use
Asymmetric breath sounds
Place all patients on supplemental oxygen, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, and cardiac monitor.
Initiate therapy for suspected cause of dyspnea when indicated:
A–a gradient >40
Medical condition requiring hospital therapy
Stable medical illness that can b...
Altered mental status is an indication for immediate airway management in a patient with severe dyspnea.
Dyspnea can and should be quantified.
Dyspnea and tachypnea may occur without...
Camargo CA Jr, Rachelefsky G, Schatz M. Managing asthma exacerbations in the emergency department: Summary of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Expert Panel Report 3 g...
786.05 Shortness of breath
786.09 Other respiratory abnormalities
786.7 Abnormal chest sounds
R06.00 Dyspnea, unspecified
R06.02 Shortness of ...
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