Pre-hospital management of cystic fibrosis patients presenting with haemoptysis
Monday, March 4, 2013
This paper discusses the pre-hospital clinical management of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients suffering with haemoptysis. While clear guidelines and procedures exist within hospitals in regard to the management of such patients, the same cannot be said for the pre-hospital setting, with very limited clinical practice guidance. Massive haemoptysis is a serious threat to life, though for some patients such as the CF population, even a minor bleed can have devastating effect on quality of life. This paper proposes a pre-hospital clinical guideline based on a retrospective case series from a large Australian tertiary hospital. It is hoped this paper will provide important clinical information regarding CF patients suffering with haemoptysis as it is imperative the management of these patients is undertaken promptly and is well-informed.
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