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Med-Spot on Med-Source - Asthma, Managing Your Patients

Med-Spot 6.07.07 - Asthma

  • Asthma - a chronic disease of the respiratory system in which the airway occasionally constricts, becomes inflamed, and is lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more triggers.
  • Triggers - environmental stimulant (or allergen), cold air, warm air, moist air, exercise or exertion, emotional stress, viral illnesses
  • Symptoms - wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing
  • Control Requires
    • Routine monitoring of symptoms and lung function
    • Controlling factors contributing to asthma severity (trigger factors)
    • Pharmacologic therapy
    • Patient education
  • Treatment Guidelines (NIH)
  • Asthma Care Plan Template

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