Get ready to energize your life?
Top Offers Only Today
Support your health and step-up your mental focus
post in: Beauty Date:06 Oct 2017, 18:04 views:3135
RN/mcphu Home Study Program, cE center, cE credit is no longer available for this article.
Patricia carroll, RN, C, CEN, RRT,.
Patricia carroll, a registered respiratory therapist, is the owner of Educational Medical Consultants in Meriden, Conn., and a per-diem ED nurse at Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester, Conn. She's also a member of the. KEY words: asthma, status asthmaticus, assessment, emergency care, Expert Panel Report-2, peak expiratory flow rate (pefr intubation/ventilation.
Patients with a severe exacerbation of their asthma are at risk of respiratory arrest and death. Your prompt assessment and intervention can save a life.
Jump to: Choose article section. RN/mcphu Home Study Program CE centerstatus asthmaticus builds slowlyIdentifying those at risk for respiratory failureTreatment goals and how to achieve themSecondary assessments in status asthmaticusIf respiratory arrest is imminentWhat to focus on with ventilated patientsDrug therapy during mechanical ventilationIntensive education in recovery and follow-upreferencesis your. Drug dosages for asthma exacerbations.
For asthma more than a decade, we've had clinically proven national guidelines on the treatment of asthma. Yet each year, severe asthma attacks result in more than 5,000 deaths and at least 470,000 hospitalizations.1. Sadly, these statistics have remained stable or asthma gotten worse over the past 10 years.
One problem: Too many physicians either aren't aware of the guidelines or choose not to follow them. At the same time, among the estimated 15 million Americans who have asthma, many patients don't have access to care and therefore can't get the medications, follow-up, and self-care education needed to control their condition. The importance of educating asthma patients should not be underestimated: Research has shown that the patients who become the most ill often delayed seeking medical care because they didn't know how severely their airflow was obstructed.2.
A severe exacerbation of asthma, commonly called status asthmaticus, can be life-threatening.