CHF with Pulmonary edema
COPD, prior to the use of bronchodilators
The patient becomes more awake and lucid
The patient becomes obtunded
The patient has less trouble breathing
The patient’s oxygen saturation goes from 92% to 97%
It helps to stent open alveoli
It helps to alleviate bronchospasm
It helps to improve lung compliance, which makes the work of breathing easier
It is actually more effective than broncodilators, especially in an acute setting
It should never be used in a patient with respiratory arrest
It should not be used in an unconscious patient
It should not be applied to patients with Hypertension
It should not be applied to a patient with a Pneumothorax
Respiratory rate > 25
Ability to follow commands
Responsive patients with an intact gag reflex.
Patients with known esophageal disease
Patients who are more than 4 feet tall.
Any patients that have ingested caustic substances
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