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Acute respiratory distress in children: Emergency evaluation and initial stabilization

Debra L Weiner, MD, PhD
Section Editor
Gary R Fleisher, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


This topic will review the emergency evaluation and initial stabilization of children with acute respiratory distress.

The initial assessment and stabilization of children with respiratory and circulatory distress, basic airway management, emergency endotracheal intubation, rapid sequence intubation (RSI), causes of respiratory compromise in children, and conditions causing respiratory distress in neonates are discussed separately:

(See "Initial assessment and stabilization of children with respiratory or circulatory compromise".)

(See "Basic airway management in children".)

(See "Emergency endotracheal intubation in children".)

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