Management of patients with asthma in the emergency department and in hospital

December 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/30/99 Supplement, Vol. 161, pS53
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the recommendations for the management of children and adult patients with asthma in the emergency department. The article offers guidelines to conducting patient assessment, objective measurement of airflow, drug therapy and discharge treatment plan and follow-up care. Recommendations are also provided for the management of refractory cases and acute asthma.


Related Articles

  • Factors associated with patient visits to the emergency department for asthma therapy. AL-Jahdali, Hamdan; Anwar, Ahmed; AL-Harbi, Abdullah; Baharoon, Salim; Halwani, Rabih; Al Shimemeri, Abdulllah; Al-Muhsen, Saleh // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p80 

    Background: Acute asthma attacks remain a frequent cause of emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admission. Many factors encourage patients to seek asthma treatment at the emergency department. These factors may be related to the patient himself or to a health system that hinders asthma...

  • SEVOFLURANE ADMINISTRATION IN STATUS ASTHMATICUS: A CASE REPORT. Schultz, Thomas E. // AANA Journal;Feb2005, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p35 

    This case report describes the use of sevoflurane in a 26-year-old woman who presented to a rural critical access hospital emergency department in status asthmaticus and subsequently failed conventional therapy. Although the use of potent inhalation agents in the treatment of refractory status...

  • Using the F.L.A.R.E. Discharge Plan To Educate Asthma Patients. Hamick, Steven K.; Vorce, Tisa // AARC Times;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p39 

    The article discusses the use of the F.L.A.R.E. plan to educate patients with asthma. Statistics show that as of June 2009, about 6.2 million children and 13.8 million adults have asthma across the U.S., while there is an average of 1.8 million visits to the emergency department (ED) for asthma...

  • Asthma Exacerbation Treatment in EDs Around the World Found Inadequate. Marshall, Adriene // Pulmonary Reviews;Jul2008, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p10 

    The article reports on two studies which found that many patients worldwide who experience asthma exacerbations may not receive the standard of care. One study focused on treatment approaches to acute asthma care in the emergency department (ED) and the other focused on asthma medications...

  • What Providers from General Emergency Departments Say about Implementing a Pediatric Asthma Pathway. Butterfoss, Frances Dunn; Major, Debra A.; Clarke, Suzanne M.; Cardenas, Rebekah A.; Isaacman, Daniel J.; Mason, Jon D.; Clements, Daryl L. // Clinical Pediatrics;May2006, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p325 

    The goal of this study was to assess institutional climate and providers' readiness to adopt pediatric pathways for asthma treatment and management. Twelve focus groups were held with 24 physicians/physicians' assistants, 20 nurses, and 17 emergency medical technicians from emergency departments...

  • Does magnesium sulphate have a role in the management of paediatric status asthmaticus? Markovitz, Barry // Archives of Disease in Childhood;May2002, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p381 

    A boy was in the emergency department (ED) with his third severe asthma attack of the winter. He was admitted to the hospital but he was not improved much after one hour on continuous nebulised albuterol and intravenous steroids. The new pediatric registrar was running around asking for the...

  • WHY DO PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA USE THE EMERGENCY ROOM? Wright, Kynna // Ethnicity & Disease;Winter2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p79 

    The article provides an overview of an investigation on why parents of African American, Latino and White children with asthma in California, used the emergency departments (ED). From the data of the 2001 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), authors of the study found that White and...

  • Latest ER crisis hit communities large and small. Pinker, Susan // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 4, p559 

    Focuses on problems with overcrowding and poor facilities in emergency rooms in Canada. Specific examples of such problems; Comments that this might be an indicator of the future for the rest of health care as well; Changes which need to be changed about the system; Comments from physicians,...

  • Physician-owned surgical and orthopedic hospitals rarely have emergency departments.  // AHA News;8/22/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 17, p5 

    Reports on the low number of physician-owned surgical and orthopedic hospitals in the U.S. that offer emergency department care. Percentage of surgical and orthopedic hospitals that offer emergency department care; Benefit of offering emergency department care.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics