A 50 year old female presents to ED complaining of shortness of breath, an increase in her Ventolin use (12 puffs every 30 min overnight). She has been unwell with ILI symptoms for a week and started a course of steroids 5 days ago. The patient has a background of poorly controlled asthma, with 1 ICU admission 16 years ago that required prolonged ventilation.
17 year old female with acute exacerbation of asthma…
17 year old female known asthmatic presents with a 24 hour of an exacerbation of her asthma. She has finished 2 salbutamol MDI’s over the last day and started on oral steroids.
A young obese woman with asthma prsents with tachypnoea, tachycardia and a low grade temperature (on antibiotics) Continue reading
A 28 year old obese female presents to your ED with shortness of breath. She is a known asthmatic with three previous hospital admissions for her asthma.
She complains of a sore throat and is currently on a course of amoxicillin from her GP. Continue reading
The commonly used treatments for acute asthma in the Emergency Department as well as the available evidence, are described here for:
– the mild/moderate asthmatic
– the severe/unresponsive asthmatic