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Pulmonary Edema Treatment

This topic is excerpted from a papers published in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine on treatment of Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema and simplified use of CPAP in rural facilities.   Because it takes a position which deviates slightly from some guidelines, the evidence for taking such a position is sometimes referenced, however the complete citations are contained in the sources hyperlink.   Emphasis is placed on early use of non-invasive respiratory support and use of vasodilators.   Reasons for avoiding morphine and judicious use of loop diuretics and vasodilators are referenced.

The first hyperlink points to a rapid reference for emergency use. The remainder of the links discuss the topic in more detail.