Assessing Respiratory Function: A Comprehensive Guide for EMT Professionals.

EMTs often encounter patients with respiratory problems. Therefore, it is essential for them to have sound knowledge and skills in conducting a respiratory assessment. This article discusses the key components of a respiratory assessment for EMTs, including conducting a thorough patient interview, assessing the patient's breath sounds, observing for signs of distress, measuring vital signs, and performing advanced assessments if necessary. An accurate respiratory assessment allows EMTs to promptly recognize and manage patients with respiratory issues effectively, promoting better outcomes.