An infectious disease
An autoimmune disease
An atopic disease
A malignant disease
Family history of disease
Need for oral steroids
Peak flow meter
Bronchial mucosal biopsy
Sputum eosinophil counts
A pleural effusion
Use of accersoy muscles of respiration
Ability to complete sentences
Peak expiratory flow rate
Bronchiolar inflammation and dyspnea
Hypersecretion of abnormally viscous mucus
Infectious processes causing mucosal edema
Spasm of bronchiolar smooth muscle
Oxygen saturation of 95%
Mild work of breathing
Absence of intercostals or substernal retractions
History of steroid-dependent asthma
“We need to identify what things triggers his attacks”
“He is to use bronchodilator inhaler before steroid inhaler”
“We’ll make sure he avoids exercise to prevent asthma attacks”
“he should increase his fluid intake regularly to thin secretions”
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
The attack is over.
The airways are so swollen that no air cannot get through.
The swelling has decreased.
Crackles have replaced wheezes.
Tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, inability to sleep, restlessness, and seizures.
Tachycardia, headache, dyspnea, temp . 101 F, and wheezing.
Blurred vision, tachycardia, hypertension, headache, insomnia, and oliguria.
Restlessness, insomnia, blurred vision, hypertension, chest pain, and muscle weakness.
Take a full medical history.
Give a bronchodilator by nebulizer.
Apply a cardiac monitor to the patient.
Provide emotional support for the patient
Limitations in sports that will be imposed by the illness
Specific instructions on staying cal during an attack
The relationship of symptoms and a specific trigger such as physical exercise
Incidence of status asthmaticus in children and teens
Mild cold symptoms
Depressed immune system
Allergy to eggs
Has increased airway obstruction
Has improved airway obstruction
Needs to be suctioned