Smoke Inhalation – Part 1

The number one cause of death related to fires is smoke inhalation. An estimated 50-80% of fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation injuries rather than burns.  Smoke inhalation occurs when you breathe in the products of combustion during a fire. Combustion results from the rapid breakdown of a substance by heat (more commonly […]

Smoke Inhalation – Part 2

Exams & X-Rays A number of tests and procedures may be performed. Which tests are performed depends on the severity of the signs and symptoms and is at the discretion of the doctor. Chest X-ray If the patient has respiratory complaints such as persistent cough and shortness of breath, a chest X-ray should be done. […]