Update October 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

Assess the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation expeditiously.

For patients with suspected inhalation injury who are not intubated initially, the adequacy of breathing as assessed by respiratory rate, chest wall motion, and auscultation of air movement should be frequently reevaluated [11,18].

If possible, information about comorbidities should be obtained [11].

Management of smoke commonly supportive; use of antibiotics, respiratory support, and airway clearance with flexible bronchoscopy as dictated by the patient’s condition. In rare circumstances, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is required if there is associated injury to the more distal airways and lung parenchyma.

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