Narcan can cause pulmonary edema?? pshhhhh
All around the world opioid overdoses have become a bit of a routine. These patients are usually revived with some ventilatory assistance, O2 and naloxone. For the most part. they get better and go back to their lives following a brief period of monitoring in the ED.
What about the cases that do not go so smoothly?
What about those cases where despite them beginning to breathe again on their own, their SpO2 continues to desaturate? These may be the Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema cases that we do not hear too much about, while rare, they do occur, and it is a phenomenon that is not taught or reviewed in the prehospital environment....