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Management of an acute asthma attack

Barnard, Amanda


BACKGROUND: Despite a more proactive approach to asthma management, which includes an increased range of drugs, wide dissemination of guidelines, and the use of asthma action plans, an acute severe asthma attack is one of the most common emergencies a general practitioner will encounter. OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the management of an acute asthma attack in the general practice setting. DISCUSSION: Assessment of severity is vital and can be ascertained quite quickly with a brief history...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Family Physician


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