Acute respiratory arrest vs failure
Patient has an allergic reaction to a bee sting. EMS gave epinephrine, Benadryl and decadron. Patients condition worsens, did not have breath sounds and stopped breathing. Patient was intubated, EMS reports the tongue was swollen. Decision was made to keep patient intubated on the vent due to concern regarding residual airway edema. Patient was extubated the following day. The attending physician documents acute respiratory failure in the discharge summary.
Is this acute respiratory arrest rather than acute respiratory failure? Would anyone query the physician?