NURS 6521 Chamberlian University Asthma and Stepwise Management Paper

NURS 6521 Chamberlian University Asthma and Stepwise Management Paper

NURS 6521 Chamberlian University Asthma and Stepwise Management Paper

NURS 6521 Week 3 Discussion

Asthma is a breathing illness that affects both children and adults. Patients with these diseases are frequently treated by advanced practice nurses. Because some patients require rapid treatment, you must be able to recognize and differentiate moderate asthma symptoms from major, life-threatening ones. Because symptoms and attacks are frequently triggered, advanced practice nurses must assist patients in identifying their triggers and recommending suitable therapeutic alternatives. As with many other conditions, there are many techniques to treating and managing asthmatic patients based on unique patient variables.  NURS 6521 Chamberlian University Asthma and Stepwise Management Paper

One method that supports the clinical decision making of drug therapy plans for asthmatic patients is the stepwise approach, which you explore in this Assignment.

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.

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:

Learning 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)

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/asthgdl…

This web resource presents guidelines for diagnosing and managing asthma and outlines treatment recommendations for specific age groups.

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