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Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds
This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pulmonology, Asthma, Research, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

WHO responds to reported use of chemical weapons agents in East Mosul, Iraq
3 March 2017 – Following the reported use of chemical weapons agents in East Mosul, Iraq, WHO, partners and local health authorities have activated an emergency response plan to safely treat men, women and children who may be exposed to the highly toxic chemical. Since 1 March, 12 patients including women and children with respiratory symptoms and blistering have been received for treatment by a referral hospital in Erbil according to local health authorities. Of these, 4 patients are showing severe signs associated with exposure to a blister agent. WHO and partners are working with health authorities in Erbil ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 3, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble
Older people in cities with lots of wood - burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

This Warmer-Than-Average Weather Isn't Great News For Our Health
Spring is in the air a little earlier this year, but don’t go celebrating just yet. This year’s weather is shattering norms. Washington, D.C., for example, not only had the warmest February on record, but last month’s temps already surpassed the average records for March, too. The situation is similar for a lot of other spots across the country, and that could be bad news when it comes to public health. Experts theorize climate change may be part of the cause of this year’s early spring phenomenon, and warn the overall warming of the planet can have physical and mental health consequences....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BioM érieux execs on FDA clearance, fight against antibiotic resistance
French life sciences company bioM érieux – which is in the process of expanding in Durham– has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the expanded use of an existing test in the antibiotic resistance space. The company’s Vidas Brahms PCT Assay – which uses a protein called procalcitonin (PCT) as a biomarker – is now available to assist health care providers in determining whether antibiotic treatment is necessary in cases of respiratory infections and sepsis,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Air pollution may affect human health via bacteria changes in respiratory tract
Researchers find a hitherto unknown route through which air pollution may affect human health - it alters the bacteria that cause respiratory infections. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Brake dust may cause more problems than blackened wheel covers
Metals from brakes and other automotive systems are emitted into the air as fine particles, lingering over busy roadways. Now, researchers have shown how that cloud of tiny metal particles could wreak havoc on respiratory health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hospice Program Eases Breathing for Mesothelioma Patients
Dr. Michael Shapiro has developed a program that should make breathing easier for a patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma. He equates his breathing program to teaching an elite athlete how to better utilize his lung capacity by using similar concepts that assist people struggling with serious respiratory issues in hospice care. “We’re not reinventing the wheel, by any stretch of the imagination,” Shapiro told Asbestos.com. “But there are ways to teach people, at all levels, to breath more efficiently. Our goal is to help provide a better quality of life for a patient.” Shapiro is the chi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 3, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: breathing exercises for mesothelioma dr. michael shapiro hospice care for mesothelioma mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

Immune system defect makes Addison ’s patients prone to respiratory infections
According to research in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, people suffering from Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hands-on internships help high school seniors explore health care careers
Twenty-three high school students are getting a unique opportunity to learn about careers in the health care field from inside UCLA's hospitals, thanks to a new hands-on internship program.This select group of seniors from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles are participating in a 40-hour paid internship for three months that will give them the chance to work at UCLA's two medical centers in such departments as rehabilitation services, child life services and respiratory care. The interns  will also attend several professional development and career readiness workshops.The internship program was created when Lauren an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Overall, 8.8 Percent of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016
In first nine months of 2016, 12.3 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 and 5 percent of children uninsured (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Wide Variation Found for Amount of Melatonin in Supplements
Almost three - quarters of supplements tested were misleadingly labeled (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Black carbon in air pollution helps bacteria which cause respiratory diseases
BLACK carbon found in air pollution can increase the resistance of bacteria which cause respiratory disease, research has suggested. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble
Older people in cities with lots of wood - burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

[Report] A nontoxic pain killer designed by modeling of pathological receptor conformations
Indiscriminate activation of opioid receptors provides pain relief but also severe central and intestinal side effects. We hypothesized that exploiting pathological (rather than physiological) conformation dynamics of opioid receptor-ligand interactions might yield ligands without adverse actions. By computer simulations at low pH, a hallmark of injured tissue, we designed an agonist that, because of its low acid dissociation constant, selectively activates peripheral μ-opioid receptors at the source of pain generation. Unlike the conventional opioid fentanyl, this agonist showed pH-sensitive binding, heterotrimeric gua...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: V. Spahn Source Type: news

Philips Respironics recalls select V60 ventilators over software shut down issues
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) Respironics business is recalling a select number of its V60 respiratory ventilators with its version 2.20 software over issues with the software causing the blower motor to stall and the unit to shut down, according to a recall notice released this week. The recall affects all V60 ventilators manufactured between Aug. 17, 2016 and Jan. 4, 2017 with v2.20 software, the company said, with the caveat that the recall may affect units manufactured prior to Aug. 2016 which have had v2.20 software added in the field. Philips cautioned that the v2.20 software “may falsely detect that the blower...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Recalls Respiratory Respironics Royal Philips Source Type: news

Pravastatin Does Not Improve Survival in Small - Cell Lung Cancer
Median overall survival of 10.6 versus 10.7 months for pravastatin versus placebo added to chemo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: Patient error cuts dose in half for inhalers
Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have identified patient errors that cause inhaler users to get about half as much medicine as they should from each dose. The team said that clinicians have known for years that patients don’t use their inhalers as prescribed, but inhaler-dosing studies tend to focus on the rare cases when patients use the devices correctly. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: Patient error cuts dose in half for inhalers appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Rice University Source Type: news

Air pollution can alter the effectiveness of antibiotics and increases the potential of disease, new study reveals
New research has explored the impact of black carbon on bacteria in the respiratory tract. The study specifically looked into how air pollution affects the bacteria living in our bodies, specifically the respiratory tract -- the nose, throat and lungs. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

List of Medical Abbreviations (Acronyms and Definitions)
Title: List of Medical Abbreviations (Acronyms and Definitions)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cigarette smoke curbs lung's self-healing
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), and their international colleagues have reported this in the 'American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New study reveals air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics
(University of Leicester) Interdisciplinary research at the University of Leicester has explored the impact of black carbon on bacteria in the respiratory tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists Find Out How Much Pee Is Really In The Swimming Pool
A whiz of a study has determined just how much urine may be in the average public pool. And urine for a shock: It’s more than anyone wants. The news leak ― actually, the news about leaks ― comes from a team of researchers in Canada who were looking for a way to detect urine in a swimming pool. Turns out, the solution was pretty sweet: an artificial sweetener called acesulfame potassium (ACE), found in a wide variety of consumer products. The human body doesn’t break down acesulfame potassium, so it’s excreted in urine but remains detectable in bodies of water, even at varying pH levels ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Find Out How Much Pee Is Really In The Swimming Pool
A whiz of a study has determined just how much urine may be in the average public pool. And urine for a shock: It’s more than anyone wants. The news leak ― actually, the news about leaks ― comes from a team of researchers in Canada who were looking for a way to detect urine in a swimming pool. Turns out, the solution was pretty sweet: an artificial sweetener called acesulfame potassium (ACE), found in a wide variety of consumer products. The human body doesn’t break down acesulfame potassium, so it’s excreted in urine but remains detectable in bodies of water, even at varying pH levels ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labetalol in acute cocaine toxicity: is it safe?
3 out of 5 stars Acute Toxicity from Topical Cocaine for Epistaxis: Treatment with Labetalol. Richards JR et al. J Emerg Med 2017 Mar;52:311-313. Abstract There has long been a debate among toxicologists — still unresolved — as to whether it is safe to use a beta-blocker to treat cocaine-related hypertension and tachycardia. The (theoretical) concern is that since cocaine is both an α- and a β-agonist, blocking the β-receptors could lead to unopposed α stimulation with increased severe hypertension. Some authors contend that in this setting, labetalol would be safe since it blocks bot...
Source: The Poison Review - March 1, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical beta blocker cocaine epistaxis labetalol safety toxicity Source Type: news

Mylan posts Street-beating Q4 earnings
Shares in Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) rose today after the EpiPen-maker met expectations on Wall Street with its 4th quarter results. The Canonsburg, Pa.-based company posted profits of $417.5 million, or $1.57 per share, on sales of $3.27 billion for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, for bottom-line growth of 114.5% on sales growth of 31.3% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were $1.57, ahead of consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $2.37 billion. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mylan post...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations MassDevice Earnings Roundup Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mylan Source Type: news

16th ESCMID Summer School
Borstel, GermanyCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Principles and Practice
ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course,  Istanbul, TurkeyCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Advanced Technical Workshop: Infection and Resistance Prevention in the Regional Healthcare Network
ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop,  Groningen, NetherlandsCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Across Europe and the Far East: Target Audience Issues and Solutions
ESCMID Postgraduate Education CourseCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Managing common infections: guidance for primary care
This guidance for managing common infections, including upper respiratory, lower respiratory and urinary tract infections was updated in February 2017 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

February 2017 Briefing - Pulmonology
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

Many Smokers Switch to E-Cigs After Tobacco-Related Illness
Title: Many Smokers Switch to E-Cigs After Tobacco-Related IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Considerations for Using Blood Products for Prehospital Trauma Patients
This article will address those issues. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP Tags: Trauma Source Type: news

Strategies Suggested to Protect Practices From Hackers
Small practices are a target, especially as larger organizations improve their security (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Adjunctive Therapies in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
This article focuses on the pathogenesis of BPD, the adjunctive therapies used in relation to BPD, and the mechanisms of action of these adjunctive therapies. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - February 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maduekwe, E., DeCristofaro, J. D. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Neonates: History and Future Directions
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the neonate is a term that has been used since the 1970s for respiratory failure refractory to medical management. With its ability to increase survival, uses of ECMO have expanded and long-term morbidities continue to be under investigation. In this article, we review the history of ECMO and current methods of delivery. In addition, we explore common complications for survivors after ECMO, new technologies that may change who receives ECMO, and how we deliver this life saving treatment. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - February 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Parga, J. J., Garg, M. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Non-Delivery Room Management of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)
This article reviews the clinical presentation of the disorder, the diagnostic evaluation that should be performed, and the ventilatory and medical management of MAS. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - February 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Arora, P. K. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids May Not Increase Respiratory Infections in Kids With Asthma Inhaled Corticosteroids May Not Increase Respiratory Infections in Kids With Asthma
The use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) does not appear to increase the risk of respiratory infections in children with asthma, according to a meta-analysis of randomized trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Physician Burnout Eroding Sense of Calling
Physicians who are completely burned out have lower odds of six validated aspects of sense of calling (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Doctors Need to Discuss Herbal Medication Use With CVD Patients
While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Biomarker in Nasal Passages May ID Lung Cancer in Smokers
Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Novavax: 'We still expect to enjoy the advantage of being the first RSV vaccine'
Gaithersburg-based Novavax executives still believe their company is leading the race to produce a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, they told investors during a Monday earnings call. Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) recently opened a phase 2 clinical trial to begin retesting its previous lead vaccine candidate for elderly patients after suffering a devastating failed phase 3 clinical trial in September. RSV is the most common cause of pneumonia and inflammation of the small airways in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

28th February is Rare Disease Day
Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:12News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Supreme Court Rules Patient Safety Data Subject to Litigation
Supreme Court of Florida reversed District Court of Appeal decision protecting patient safety data (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers
Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Inhaled Corticosteroids Not Linked to Pneumonia in Children
No increased risk of pneumonia; no link for ICS with risk of pharyngitis, otitis media, sinusitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Adherence to Clinical Decision Support Ups Odds of Acute PE ID
Adherence to clinical decision support linked to odds of acute pulmonary embolism finding in ER (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Use of Two Asthma Meds Could Prevent Lethal Pneumonia
Early administration may block viral infection in type - 1 alveolar epithelial cells (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

An Overview of EMS Pediatric Airway Management
You arrive on scene, walk into the home and find a mother sitting on the couch with a 1-year-old child on her lap. She explains her daughter has been sick for several days, but today it was much harder than usual to wake her up from a nap and, “She just isn’t acting like herself.” The girl appears limp in her mother’s arms and doesn’t look up at you. She appears diaphoretic and her respiratory rate is approximately 8 breaths per minute. You look at your partner, who appears just as worried about the patient as you are, and quickly begin taking action. Your partner hooks up the small patient to...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dorothy A. Habrat, DO Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news