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Activity Description

Asthma is a chronic disease of the air passages characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, cough, and wheezing. It commonly presents in childhood and is usually associated with conditions such as eczema and hay fever. This activity outlines the evaluation and treatment of asthma and explains the role of the interprofessional team in managing patients with this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the epidemiology of asthma.
  • Identify the typical patient history of asthma.
  • Summarize the use of pulse oximetry and peak flow measures in the bedside evaluation of asthma.
  • Outline the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team members to improve outcomes in patients affected by asthma.


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