Author: Charlotte Davies / Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Codes: ResP2, SLO6Published: 08/12/2021

Jeremy is a patient who has been admitted with shortness of breath. He currently has RR32, SpO2 78% RA, HR 120, BP 120/80, Temp 38.2.

His ABG on room air shows pH 7.25, pO2 7.1 pCO2 7.4.

His chest sounds bilaterally wheezy. He has already been treated with salbutamol, ipratropium, steroids, antibiotics and fluids. Jeremy has been medically optimised and you wish to start him on NIV. The ultrasound scanner and chest x-ray are currently unavailable.

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