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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Caitlin
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-14T14:40:04Z
dc.date.available2019-08-14T14:40:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.citationWilson, C., 2018. Hyperventilation syndrome: diagnosis and reassurance. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 10 (9), 370-375.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2018.10.9.370
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/162
dc.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. This article provides an overview of hyperventilation syndrome (HVS). Hyperventilation is to breathe in excess of metabolic requirements; in the absence of an underlying organic cause, it is defined as HVS. Alternative terms used in literature are panic or anxiety attack, panic or anxiety disorder, dysfunctional breathing and breathing pattern disorder. This article explores HVS signs and symptoms beyond the familiar clinical signposts of tachypnoea, chest tightness, paraesthesia and anxiety. It will also discuss differential diagnoses and pre-hospital treatment of HVS, focusing on reassuring patients and assisting them in establishing a good respiratory pattern. Patients with HVS use a significant amount of hospital and emergency service resources, ideally placing paramedics to diagnose and treat HVS in the pre-hospital setting to avoid unnecessary and costly hospital admissions. Further research is needed to evaluate the pre-hospital prevalence and diagnostic accuracy of HVS, identify clear diagnostic criteria and design screening tools.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectPanic Disorderen_US
dc.subjectHyperventilationen_US
dc.subjectPre-hospital Careen_US
dc.subjectAnxietyen_US
dc.titleHyperventilation syndrome: diagnosis and reassuranceen_US
dc.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-07-18
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2018-09
html.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. This article provides an overview of hyperventilation syndrome (HVS). Hyperventilation is to breathe in excess of metabolic requirements; in the absence of an underlying organic cause, it is defined as HVS. Alternative terms used in literature are panic or anxiety attack, panic or anxiety disorder, dysfunctional breathing and breathing pattern disorder. This article explores HVS signs and symptoms beyond the familiar clinical signposts of tachypnoea, chest tightness, paraesthesia and anxiety. It will also discuss differential diagnoses and pre-hospital treatment of HVS, focusing on reassuring patients and assisting them in establishing a good respiratory pattern. Patients with HVS use a significant amount of hospital and emergency service resources, ideally placing paramedics to diagnose and treat HVS in the pre-hospital setting to avoid unnecessary and costly hospital admissions. Further research is needed to evaluate the pre-hospital prevalence and diagnostic accuracy of HVS, identify clear diagnostic criteria and design screening tools.en_US


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