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Christopher Ward began vomiting, passing out and stopped breathing
Los Angeles General Medical Center Dr. Molly Deane said it is remarkable the firefighters were not more severely injured
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Campers at four sites in the San Juan National Forest complained of wheezing, nausea and throat and nose irritation
“Their clinical assessment assumed that the agonal respiration the patient took was the same as being apneic,” said Clearwater Fire & Rescue Chief Scott Ehlers
To conserve supplies while providing patient relief, a pulmonary expert suggests using a spacer device connected to an inhaler instead of a nebulizer
A Charlotte Fire crew, not EMS, was dispatched after police first called for help; once on scene, firefighters called Medic to treat Jovontay Williams, who later died
The department dismissed Dakota Ibrahim and suspended Joseph Schultz; Leonardo Guerrero died after being strapped to a stretcher in an ambulance
Among reported cases, over half of the children were toddlers; symptoms include drowsiness, breathing problems, fast heart rate and vomiting
EMS providers treated middle school children with difficulty breathing after eating spicy tortilla chips
It’s not all about breathing rates: hypercapnia risk factors and complications
The respirators will be available for pickup at pharmacies and community health centers throughout the country