“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
~~ Benjamin Franklin
“Stat neb treatment in the Emergency Room – Stat neb treatment in the Emergency Room.”
The voice of the ER unit secretary came across my pager. It was 10:00pm on a cool fall night. I walked into ER room six to find Steve, a man in his early 60’s, sitting on the edge of the gurney, leaning forward, coughing hard and struggling to breathe. I gave him a hand-held nebulizer, misting with a medicine to open his...