Asthma Attack Essay

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1. “Flovent is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.”(Drugs.com, 2014). Flovent should not be used to treat an asthma attack because it will not work fast enough to reduce and reverse the attack. Salbutamol (Ventolin) should be used during an asthma attack because it is a fast-acting inhalant. Salbutamol will open up the airways allowing for oxygen or other inhalants to enter. 2. Mr. TG is still in respiratory distress, wheezing is still present and his wheezing is expiratory throughout his lungs, he’s having difficulty breathing, his respiratory rate is 35 indicating he’s breathing faster to compensate for the loss of oxygen to the lungs. His blood pressure is high at 145/94, and his oxygen saturation is at 89%. This asthma attack may develop into status asthmaticus because he’s still in respiratory distress and his self-treatment. Also, because Mr. TG is a smoker, which causes the lungs to be filled up with more mucus, this might be a reason his asthma attack could be prolonged because of the excess amount of mucus that’s blockin...

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