PALS- Management of Respiratory Emergencies

Upper Airway Obstruction: Croup
Nebulized Epinephrine
Corticosterioids
Upper Airway Obstruction:Anaphylaxis
IM or Autoinject Epinephrine
Albuterol
Antihistamines
Corticosterioids
Upper Airway Obstruction: Aspiration foreign body
Allow position for comfort
Speciality consulation
Lower Airway Obstruction: Bronchiolitis
Nasal suctioning
Bronchodilator trial
Lower Airway Obstruction:Asthma
Albuterol + ipratropium
Corticosterioids
Subcutaneous epinephrine
Magnesium sulfate
Terbutaline
Lung Tissue Disease: Pneumonia (Infectious/Chemical/Aspiration)
Albuterol
Antibotics (as indicated)
Lung Tissue Disease: Pulmonary Edema (Cardiogenic/Non Cardiogenic-ARDS)
Consider noninvasive/invasive ventilatory support with PEEP
Consider vasoactive support
Consider diuretic
Disordered Control of Breathing: Increased ICP
Avoid Hypoxemia
Avoid Hypercarbia
Avoid Hyperthermia
Disordered Control of Breathing: Poisoning/Overdose
Antidote (if available)
Contact poision control
Disordered Control of Breathing: Neuromuscular Disease
Consider noninvasive/invasive ventilatory support