oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Asthma in the emergency department : strategies beyond acute management protocols : guest review

Volume 29 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Evidence-based guidelines and protocols describe the management of acute asthma in the Emergency Department. However, secondary prevention measures and strategies aimed at reducing Emergency Department re-presentation after discharge from an acute asthmatic exacerbation are generally poorly advocated by clinicians based in the acute-care environment. In this article, we discuss aspects beyond acute management protocols that relate to the acute asthmatic patient presenting to the Emergency Department.

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