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Wildfire Smoke Exposure A Guide for the Nurse Practitioner

, : Wildfire Smoke Exposure A Guide for the Nurse Practitioner. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 8(2): 98-106

Wildfires produce enormous quantities of finely sized air pollution. Exposure to wildfire smoke is associated with increased incidence of cardio-respiratory health effects, especially in children, persons with chronic disease, and the elderly. This article discusses exposure to particle air pollution, toxicological mechanisms, timing of clinical presentations, and treatment guidelines for use by the nurse practitioner during smoke events.


DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2011.07.001

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