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A 20-year-old patient is admitted to the ER while having an asthma attack. She is being treated with 0.63 mg of levalbuterol (Xopenex) by small volume nebulizer. After 45 minutes, the patient's wheezing has decreased in the lower lobes, her respiratory rate has decreased from 32 to 15 per minute, and heart rate has decreased from 120 to 87 beats/min.



A. Switch to 2.5 mg Albuterol
B. Decrease the levalbuterol dose to 0.31 mg
C. Continue this dose (0.63) of levalbuterol.
D. Send the patient home after telling them to always use their inhaler

This question is part of Respiratory Therapy Quiz
Asked by Jcrubino, Last updated: Apr 18, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Mar 09, 2017

Why Should She Continue The Same Dose If Her Breathings Decreasing?
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 02, 2016

Continue this dose (0.63) of levalbuterol.
 

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