Managing asthma: concordance with treatment

Knowles, Vikki
September 2007
Practice Nurse;9/21/2007, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p35
Academic Journal
The article discusses the management and treatment of asthma within the context of the nursing practice. The emphasis of this article is to promote concordance with preventive asthma treatment. To achieve this goal, nursing practitioners must help patients gain control over their asthma by helping them understand the disease process and addressing their health beliefs. Discussed are asthma medications and selection of inhalers.


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