Flashcards in pediatric asthma Deck (4):
a disorder of restricted airflow secondary to inflammation, bronchoconstriction, mucous production and edema.
There is a significant component of inheritance and association with other atopic disorders such as Eczema and Allergy.
Impairment includes categories such as exercise induced, intermittent, mild persistent, moderate persistent and severe persistent.
Risk is more related to severity of episodes in conjunction with frequency of events.
kid comes in with an attack. How to treat?
a few nebs, ok. Then add steroids, transport to ED
oxygen is also a bronchodilator