Chapter

Shortness of breath

Edited by Philip Downing

in Emergencies in Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199226573
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597604 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199226573.003.0036

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Shortness of breath

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Differential diagnosis - Airway obstruction - Anaphylaxis - Asthma - Haemothorax - Myocardial infarction - Pneumothorax - Pulmonary embolism (PE) - Acute bronchitis - Blunt trauma - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Heart failure - Hyperventilation - Pleurisy - Pneumonia - Anaemia - Malignancy

Chapter.  3848 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nursing Skills

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