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Medications to Treat Bronchoconstriction: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 Okay, so let’s wrap this up.

    00:02 And beta-2 receptor agonist, SABA (the short acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist) or the rescue medication for acute exacerbations is the one of choice.

    00:13 LABAs are used not for an acute attack but to prevent attacks moving forward.

    00:18 Anticholinergics are predominantly used for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) but there is an off-label use for asthma so you’re likely to see patients taking an anticholinergic as part of their plan.

    00:31 Methylxanthines used to be the popular kid but they're not so much anymore.

    00:36 It’s not a first line drug.

    00:38 It has a really narrow therapeutic window, you need to have lab work and if you reach toxic levels of over 30, you’re gonna have some seizures or some possible cardiac dysrhythmias.

    00:50 So that’s a look at the medications that we use to treat bronchoconstriction in your patients.

    00:56 Thank you for watching this video with us.


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    The lecture Medications to Treat Bronchoconstriction: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Respiratory Medications (Nursing).


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    1. Long-acting beta-2 agonists (LABAs)
    2. Short-acting beta-2 agonists (SABAs)
    3. Short-acting beta-2 agonists (SABAs) and long-acting beta-2 agonists (LABAs)
    4. There is no way to help prevent clients from having future asthma attacks

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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