Advertisement

What is respiratory distress?

Respiratory distress is a condition in which breathing becomes difficult. It is the most common breathing emergency. 

Continue Learning about First Aid For Medical Emergencies & Conditions

Avoid Unnecessary Trips to the Emergency Department
Avoid Unnecessary Trips to the Emergency Department
In the movie Pay It Forward, the storyline is all about doing good deeds for strangers who, in turn, pass on a good deed to someone they don’t know. O...
Read More
What information should I give the call taker when I call 9-1-1?
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
An emergency call taker or dispatcher will ask for your phone number and location and will ask o...
More Answers
What medical conditions could prevent an injured person from speaking?
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
In some cases, the person may not be able to speak because of a medical condition such as a lary...
More Answers
Support the AED Law and Save a Life
Support the AED Law and Save a Life

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.