Consider 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.
Review Chapter 25 of the Arcangelo and Peterson text. Reflect on using the stepwise approach to asthma treatment and management.
Consider how stepwise management assists health care providers and patients in gaining and maintaining control of the disease.
Write a 2- to 3- page paper that addresses the following:
Describe long-term control and quick relief treatment options for asthma patients, as well as the impact these drugs might have on patients.
Explain the stepwise approach to asthma treatment and management.
Explain how stepwise management assists health care providers and patients in gaining and maintaining control of the disease.
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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. (2007). Expert panel report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. Retrieved from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm
Asthma and Stepwise Management By Institution Asthma and Stepwise Management Introduction Asthma is chronic and incurable. The primary goal of its treatment is controlling the disease. The control entails prevention of troublesome and chronic symptoms such as shortness of breath and coughing, maintaining proper lung function, and maintaining normal sleep and activity level. There are some options that one can use to achieve this including treatment. There are two treatment options for asthma, namely long-term control and quick-relief treatment all of which impact the patient differently. Long-Term Control and Quick Relief Treatment Options for Asthma and their Impact Long-term asthma control medication is regularly taken to prevent asthma attacks and control chronic symptoms. This is the most important type of treatment for many people with asthma. Such type of medication includes inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs), leukotriene modifiers, theophylline and combination inhalers containing both a LABAs and a corticosteroid (Drugs.com, 2012). Inhaled corticosteroids impact the patient by r