Airway and Breathing Emergencies


As the name implies a breathing emergency is a situation where someone is having trouble breathing. Some of the things that can cause this can include; hyperventilation, asthma, allergeis, choking, emphysema, bronchitis, and chest injuries.


The cause is related to which condition is causing the problem. But it usually involves some kind of trauma to the airway or the lungs.


Any kind of wheezing, persistent couching, cyanotic or pale skin, gasping for air, hives around the throat, are all indications that someone is having a breathing emergency.Treatment:

Again, the treatment will depend on the cause. So as a first aider you need to determine the source of the problem.