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5-Step asthma approach: managing acute asthma in 5 steps or less

Corey M Slovis
JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services 2003, 28 (12): 64-7, 69, 71-2
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Asthma requires immediate and expert care. Definitive therapy can begin in the field with most patients, who will significantly improve by the time they arrive at the ED. Paramedics become expert caregivers when they provide oxygen, administer combined continuous nebulization of beta agonists and anticholinergics, and consider magnesium and epinephrine for asthmatics with severe symptoms.

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