Chapter 9. Emergency Management of Asthma Exacerbations

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director2 and
  2. Carlos A. Camargo Jr. MD, DrPH Director1

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch9

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Rowe, B. H. and Camargo, C. A. (2008) Emergency Management of Asthma Exacerbations, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    EMNet Coordinating Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • emergency management of asthma exacerbations;
  • pulse oximetry measurements in children;
  • peak expiratory flow (PEF) measurements;
  • Cochrane Library: asthma AND (holding chambers OR aerochamber OR spacer) AND (emergency department OR exacerbation);
  • airway edema and increased secretion effectively treated with systemic corticosteroids;
  • using combination of inhaled and oral corticosteroids after discharge from ED;
  • National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP);
  • Emergency physicians - role in acute and chronic asthma management;
  • combining self-management skills and simple educational interventions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References