Advice for Emergency Care:February 5, 2020 11:37 am
Children with DMD experience the normal childhood illnesses and accidents. But, because their muscles are weaker, some things are more serious for them than other children.
In an emergency, you can use the Duchenne A&E emergency website to provide ambulance officers, nurses and doctors with the relevant information they need to treat someone with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in an emergency: https://www.duchenneemergency.co.uk/
It provides detailed information on:
· Surgery and Anaesthesia
· Cardiovascular Disease
· Gastrointestinal Problems
· Use of Opiates
· Respiratory Management
· Steroid Treatment
The information on the website was written by leading clinicians around the UK with support from UK patient organisations.
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