Going with the flow: respiratory care in the pediatric emergency department

Therese L. Canares, Craig Tucker, Aris Garro

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Providers in pediatric emergency departments (ED) frequently encounter a variety of life-threatening respiratory illnesses. This article reviews current updates on the management and unique adjuncts for 3 common respiratory illnesses. Discussed first is bronchiolitis and the impact of high flow nasal cannula on reducing the need for intubation. Next, the current therapy for croup and the adjunctive use of Heliox and finally, the ED approach to asthma and treatment with breath actuated nebulizers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalRhode Island medical journal (2013)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • asthma
  • bronchiolitis
  • croup
  • pediatrics
  • respiratory care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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