Asthma case study

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Moraine Valley Community College

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Preparing the Assignment

You will be presented with a patient case and then answer a series of questions in the document provided.Links to an external site.

  • Resources to support completion of this assignment: 
    • Course Textbook:
      • Rosenthal, L. & Burchum, J. (2021). Lehne's pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants (2nd ed.). Elsevier.
    • Global Initiative for Asthma. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, 2021
    • Prescriber’s Digital Reference

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Explanation & Answer

Attached.

NR565 WK 6 Asthma

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Asthma Treatment Algorithm:
To successfully treat asthma, you must first classify it and then be familiar with step therapy. For this assignment and in this course,
we will focus on patients 12 years and older. Complete the blanks in the following table to create an algorithm for asthma care using
your textbook as well as GINA guidelines .

Step

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step
4-5

Asthma
Classification

Intermittent
Asthma

Mild Persistent
Asthma

Moderate
Persistent
Asthma

Severe
Persistent
Asthma

Asthma symptoms and frequency as
noted in textbook
Daytime
symptoms

Less than twice per week.

Nighttime
awakenings

Less than twice per
month.

Daytime
symptoms

More than twice per week
but less than once per
day.

Nighttime
awakenings

Three to four times per
month.

Daytime
symptoms

Daily.

Nighttime
awakenings

More than once per week
but not nightly.

Daytime
symptoms

Symptoms throughout the
day.

Nighttime
awakenings

Often 7 times per week.

Controller and Preferred
Reliever:

Controller and Alternative
Reliever:

(Drug Class and frequency if
provided from GINA guidelines)

(Drug Class and frequency if provided
from GINA guidelines)

Drug class: Short-acting betaagonists (SABA), Low-dose ICS.
Frequency: Daily

Drug class: Low-dose ICS (Inhaled
corticosteroids) if symptoms exceed
twice per month.
Frequency: Daily.

Drug class: Low-dose ICS + LABA
(Long-acting beta agonists) or
Low-dose ICS-formoterol.

Drug class:
Low to medium dose ICS + LABA.

Step 4:
Drug class: High-dose ICS +
LABA.
Step 5:

Drug class: Medium dose ICS or
Medium-dose ICS + LABA.

Drug class: High-dose ICSformoterol.
No change.

NR565 WK 6 Asthma

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Drug class: High-dose ICS-LABA
plus additional medications (e.g.,
oral corticosteroids, biologics).
Refer for: Adult Asthma Specialist

Starting treatment:
Complete this section using the GINA guidelines provided.
First Assess:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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