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An 8-year-old female is admitted to the hospital for an exacerbation of asthma. She has recently moved to thisarea and has not seen a primary care provider in more than six months. She reports complaints of dyspnea,cough and wheeze intermittently for the last four months. Initially the symptoms were only related to exercisewhich forced her to stop playing actively with her friends. Now she has symptoms almost daily and awakensseveral times each week with wheezing. She lives in a non-smoking environment. She and her parents denyany known environmental factors which contribute to her difficulty in breathing. Prior to the last several months,she has had no respiratory problems. Since admission, she has been stabilized with frequent albuterol treatments and is feeling much better. She isalert and conversive, able to speak and play without restriction when you see her in the emergency room.Physical examination is significant for an only mildly elevated respiratory rate and mild expiratory wheezing withno accessory muscle use/WOB at this time. Spirometry done at this time reveals a reduced FEV1 and
FEV1/FVC at 60% of predicted for age.You consider asthma education needs for this patient and begin thinking about appropriate medicationregimens for her condition upon hospital discharge.
WHICH of the following is the MOST APPROPRIATE choice of medication(s) to recommend to her and her
parents for long-term maintenance therapy of her condition?
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A 10-year-old female develops pneumonia. Physical exam reveals subcostal and intercostal retractions. She reports that breathing is difficult and she feels she cannot get enough air. What term should the nurse use to document this condition?