Pediatric Asthma

A 5-year-old male with a history of asthma presents with a three-days of cough, wheeze and worsening shortness of breath. The team must recognize severe asthma and initiate usual asthma treatment, but the child does not respond to these basic treatments and continues to worsen. The team should escalate management –. The patient continues to tire and requires intubation. Post-intubation, the team must optimize ventilator settings/paralyze/compress chest for air trapping. If not treated aggressively, the patient will become hypotensive and increasingly hypoxic potentially leading to arrest.

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Learner

EMT, Firefighter, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pharmacist, Physician, Physician's Assistant

Contributor

Air Methods

Case Setting

Emergency Department

Specialty

Emergency medicine

Language

English

Status

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