Asthma: Hazard Reduction and Inhaler

by Charles Vega, MD

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    The lecture Asthma: Hazard Reduction and Inhaler by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Chronic Care.

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    1. Consider starting an inhaled corticosteroid (controller medication).
    2. Increase frequency of use of short-acting beta agonist.
    3. Recommend to avoid the trigger (sport and activity) and consider quitting the team.
    4. Perform allergen skin-testing.
    5. Prescribe a spacer for the patient to pick up at the pharmacy.
    1. To decrease impairment and frequency of exacerbations.
    2. To limit use of short-acting beta agonists as much as possible.
    3. To be exclusively on a controller medication (inhaled corticosteroid) without need for beta agonists.
    4. To be completely symptom (cough) free.
    1. Identification and multifaceted avoidance of allergens.
    2. Prescribing a spacer for pick up, at the pharmacy.
    3. Exercising in cooler/cold environments.
    4. Telling patients to use a peak flow meter at time of diagnosis.
    5. Instructing patients to avoid all excessive exercise, activity, or play that trigger symptoms.

    Author of lecture Asthma: Hazard Reduction and Inhaler

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD

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