Assessment and Management of Asthma Exacerbation in Urgent Care: Part 2

Assessment and Management of Asthma Exacerbation in Urgent Care: Part 2

Urgent message: The second part in a two-part series offers expert guidance on short and long-term management of the disease in the urgent care setting through the use of pharmacotherapy, protocols for treatment, and a written asthma action plan at discharge. BRADLEY M. TURNER MD, MPH, MHA, FCAP, FASCP and JANET M. WILLIAMS, MD, FACEP Introduction Once the suspicion of an asthma exacerbation exists, short term management is focused on reducing the severity of the …

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