Treatment should escalate or decrease with patient presentation.
Pulse oximetry should be monitored continuously if initial saturation is less than or equal to 96%, or there is a decline in patient status despite normal pulse oximetry readings
Contact (Medical Control) prior to administering Epinephrine in patients who are greater than 50 years of age, have a history of cardiac disease, hypertension, or if the patient's heart rate is greater than 150. Epinephrine may precipitate cardiac ischemia.
A silent chest is respiratory distress is a pre-respiratory arrest signs.
EtCO2 should be used when respiratory distress is significant and does not respond to initial beta-agonist dose.