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What should be included in your action plan for status asthmaticus?

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Your asthma action plan, which you’d make with your doctor, will tell you exactly what to do. It should include things like taking your medicine, avoiding your asthma triggers, keeping up with your doctor appointments, and what to do if your asthma flares up.

SOURCES:

Smolley, L. and Bruce, D. Breathe Right Now, Random House, 1998.

American Family Physician, 2003.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "The Crashing Asthmatic." Expert Panel report 2: guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.

National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1997; NIH publication no. 97-4051.

Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Part 8: advanced challenges in resuscitation: section 3: special challenges in ECC.

The American Heart Association in collaboration with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Circulation, 2000.

UpToDate: “Management of asthma exacerbations: Emergency department and hospital-based care.”

Medscape: “Status Asthmaticus.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

SOURCES:

Smolley, L. and Bruce, D. Breathe Right Now, Random House, 1998.

American Family Physician, 2003.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "The Crashing Asthmatic." Expert Panel report 2: guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.

National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1997; NIH publication no. 97-4051.

Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Part 8: advanced challenges in resuscitation: section 3: special challenges in ECC.

The American Heart Association in collaboration with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Circulation, 2000.

UpToDate: “Management of asthma exacerbations: Emergency department and hospital-based care.”

Medscape: “Status Asthmaticus.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

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