Respiratory System

Asthma and Stepwise Management

One method that supports the clinical decision making of drug therapy plans for asthmatic patients is the stepwise approach.

To Prepare

  • Reflect      on drugs used to treat asthmatic patients, including long-term control and      quick relief treatment options for patients. Think about the impact these      drugs might have on patients, including adults and children.
  • Consider      how you might apply the stepwise approach to address the health needs of a      patient in your practice.
  • Reflect      on how stepwise management assists health care providers and patients in      gaining and maintaining control of the disease

Resources

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Chapter 60, “Drugs for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” (pp. 673–693)

Chapter 61, “Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis, Cough, and Colds” (pp. 695–702)

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm

Create a 5- to 6-slide PowerPoint presentation that can be used in a staff development meeting on presenting different approaches for implementing the stepwise approach for asthma treatment. Be sure to address the following:

  • Describe      long-term control and quick relief treatment options for the asthma      patient from your practice as well as the impact these drugs might have on      your patient.
  • Explain      the stepwise approach to asthma treatment and management for your patient.
  • Explain      how stepwise management assists health care providers and patients in      gaining and maintaining control of the disease. Be specific.
 
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