Shortness of breath? Get treatment 40 minutes sooner

Alexandra Penzias, Maria Miralles, Rodica Retezar

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Standing orders at triage can decrease treatment time of shortness-of-breath patients by 40 minutes in the ED, says a new study. To improve care: • Consider both cardiac and pulmonary causes in elders with multiple comorbidities. • Give nebulized medications immediately if appropriate. • Ask if patients were previously hospitalized or intubated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalED Nursing
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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