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Asthma challenge: assessment and management

  1. 0 You are called to the emergency department to see a young woman with an acute exacerbation of asthma: she's had a nebuliser of salbutamol and is still struggling to breathe, using her accessory muscles and looking tired. What should you do next?
  2. 6 Comments

  3. Visit  NeoPediRN profile page
    #1 1
    Oxygen, stacked nebs, IV solumedrol, ABG, portable CXR.
  4. Visit  detroitdano profile page
    #2 1
    Leave because I don't work in the ED!
  5. Visit  BacktoBasics profile page
    #3 0
    Mg drip. Intubate. Paralytics if really that bad.
  6. Visit  umcRN profile page
    #4 0
    Homework question?
  7. Visit  Darkfield profile page
    #5 0
    Continuous albuterol, tele, oximter. ABG. When the abg looks bad and the patient looks bad, give them some time. When the abg starts to improve, that's when you intubate.
  8. Visit  picurn1972 profile page
    #6 0
    Standard 3 back to backs, mag bolus, iv solumederol, sometimes fluid bolus to prevent hypotension from mag and then double strength or single strength continuous. Take care of this all the time Intubation is last resort and rarely seen, plus dont forget to check for allergies possible epi shot once in a blue moon