Asthma
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ED Asthma Definition
  • Acute trouble breathing
  • Age > 12 months
  • Prior diagnosis of asthma or 2 significant wheezy
    episodes.
Key examining elements for severity of
Asthma.
  • Wheezing
  • Work of breathing - Retractions
  • Prolonged expiration
  • SOB - activity and rest
  • Ability to speak or drink
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • PEF%
Chest X Ray if
  • Severe Asthma
  • Hypoxemia
  • Asymmetry of  lung expansion