Archive | March, 2014

Managing and Recognizing Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea pertains to a common sleeping disorder wherein an individual’s breathing is interrupted during sleep by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths. Sleep apnoea is a common sleeping disorder wherein an individual’s breathing is interrupted during sleep by one or several breathing pauses or shallow breaths. These pauses in breathing may vary in length […]

Open Pneumothorax

An open pneumothorax is defined as an opening in the chest wall that results from a penetrating chest wound. Normally, during the process of respiration, air passes through the trachea during inspiration and expiration. But when a wound at least two thirds the size of the trachea, and sometimes even smaller, air will prefer to […]