Acute Upper Airway Obstruction
An acute upper airway obstruction (UAO) is when a blockage occurs in your upper airway. The upper airway of your respiratory system consists of the trachea, voice box, and throat. A blockage in your airway could prevent your body from getting enough oxygen. A lack of oxygen could cause brain damage, and even a heart...
Respiratory arrest is the cessation of breathing due to failure of the lungs to
function effectively. Apnea is the cessation of breathing. Prolonged apnea refers
to a ...
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Respiratory Arrest
from the Professional Version of the Merck Manuals.
Respiratory arrest is the cessation of breathing, and it may occur for a variety of
reasons. Regardless of the cause, it is a life-threatening situation which requires
Respiratory Arrest is caused by airway obstruction, decreased respiratory drive,
or respiratory muscle weakness. Airway obstruction may be partial or complete; ...
ACLS review of respiratory arrest. Maintaining an adequate airway is of critical
importance in the patient with respiratory arrest.
Jul 19, 2013 ... Besides ineffective breathing or respiratory arrest, which are suggested though
information volunteered by 9-1-1 callers, some objective ...
Jan 25, 2015 ... If the heart is still active, the condition is known as respiratory arrest. This is a life-
threatening event that requires immediate medical attention ...
a noncardiogenic pulmonary edema characterized by disruption of pulmonary
capillary endothelium and accumulation of high-protein edema fluid in the lungs.
Respiratory Arrest. What happens if you come upon a patient who has a strong,
regular pulse, but it is not breathing? This person is in respiratory arrest, and ...