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Intersitital Lung Disease Case Study

This is a guest post by respiratory therapy and EMT-B student Jared Scott. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

Respiratory Emergencies are Common

It is estimated that as many as 1/4 911 calls are respiratory-related. We all know how to treat the individual calls, but sometimes it is important to have a further understanding of the disease and/or disease process that you are dealing with.

As an EMT student and RT student I have the opportunity to receive this knowledge base for airway and respiratory-related emergencies that are often only briefly covered in EMT classes (you know the drill: high-flow O2, position the patient for comfort, and put the pedal to the metal).

Case Study: Interstitial Lung Disease and Sarcoidosis

I recently did a case study project over Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and Sarcoidosis for RT school. ILD is a type of restrictive lung disease that usually results after chronic damage of the airways. The presentation is embedded below.

Interstitial Lung Disease(Sarcoidosis)

Jared Scott is an RT and EMT-B student in Texas. In his free time, he authors the blog Surviving RT School and is co-host on the new podcast Generation Medicine. He can be found on Twitter (@myrtlife) or reached via email at jared (at) genmedshow (dot) com.

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By Dave Konig

Dave is an EMS provider based in New York City for over 20 years and has been blogging for over 10 years. He is experienced in all facets of EMS Service Management, Emergency Management, and specializes in Event Medical Services. He maintains a blog at DavidKonig.com, is an EMS1.com Columnist, and will be authoring on all things social (including Social Media) here at The Social Medic.