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Asthma – Paeds

Quick Ref Guide

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.
  • Discharge advice sheet – print off from this guide, remember to check inhaler technique and consider a spacer

PDF:asthma pead

Asthma – Adult

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.
  • Discharge advice sheet – can print off from this guide, remember to check inhaler technique and consider a spacer

PDF:asthma adult