Ryan Hodnick, Michael L. Cohen, Joseph B. Loehner, Jennifer Mazzanti

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Treatment of Pediatric High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: A Case Study

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Emergency Medicine

Treatment of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) can be challenging and is further complicated in the pediatric patient in the prehospital environment. The following case presents a decompensating pediatric patient with HAPE in the prehospital aeromedical environment. It illustrates the potential benefit of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a treatment modality in the treatment of HAPE.

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