Asthma

Asthma education for pediatric patients

What’s a nurse to do without an asthma educator? CNE 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives 1. Identify triggers associated with asthma. 2. Discuss medications used to manage asthma. 3. Describe...

Study reveals link between asthma and atrial fibrillation risk

A new study published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology examined if there is a link between “persistent” asthma and an increased risk of atrial...

New guidelines for the management of school-based asthma

The Community Preventative Services Task Force (CPSTF) recently released new recommendations around the management of school-based asthma. These management strategies aim to reduce the...

Asthma treatment: Steroid vs. placebo

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that patients with mild asthma (12 years and older) received the same...

Asthma exacerbation

An accurate history reduces risk. By Fidelindo Lim, DNP, CCRN, and Nick Deuz, BSN, RN Yi Rong Huang, a 55-year-old man who speaks only Chinese, comes...

Indoor smoking bans reduce children’s asthma ED visits

Emergency departments (EDs) in communities with indoor smoking bans report a 17% decrease in the number of children needing care for asthma attack, according...

Understanding asthma pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management

A chronic inflammatory airway disorder, asthma is marked by airway hyperresponsiveness with recurrent episodes of wheezing, coughing, tightness of the chest, and shortness of...

Twitter can help predict asthma-related ED visits

Researchers have created a model to predict approximately how many asthma sufferers would visit the ED at a large hospital in Dallas on a...

When asthma escalates to an emergency

In asthma, airway inflammation leads to airway obstruction, which may be chronic or arise as an acute symptom exacerbation. Asthma signs and symptoms range...

Asthmatic teenager lands in the ICU

Alarming findings signal the need for noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation.

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