Asthma is common and potentially fatal.
- Severity – Severe or Life threatening – think RESUS
- Treatment within 30 min – bronchodilators and steroids should bee given within 30min
- 2hrs Observation after Neb – better after a neb don’t just send home they may deteriorate when it wears off.
- PEFR – must be >75% expected prior to discharge
- Discharge advice sheet – can print off from this guide, remember to check inhaler technique and consider a spacer