managing asthma

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By: MBBHAGAT (117 month(s) ago)

good slides. send me a copy or allow me to download for my students of physiotherapy. dr. mahendra bhagat surat india dr_mbbhagat@yahoo.co.in

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Managing Asthma: Asthma Management Goals: 

Managing Asthma: Asthma Management Goals Control symptoms Prevent exacerbation Maintain lung function as close to normal as possible Avoid adverse effects from medications Prevent irreversible airway obstruction Prevent asthma mortality

Managing Asthma: Asthma Management Plan: 

Managing Asthma: Asthma Management Plan Develop with a physician Tailor to meet individual needs Educate patients and families on all aspects of the plan Recognizing symptoms Medication benefits and side effects Proper use of inhalers and peak expiratory flow (PEF) meters

Managing Asthma: Sample Asthma Management Plan: 

Managing Asthma: Sample Asthma Management Plan National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Describes what medicines to use and actions to take

Managing Asthma: Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) Meters: 

Managing Asthma: Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) Meters Allows the patient to assess the status of his or her asthma Use of trade names does not reflect endorsement of these products

Managing Asthma: Peak Flow Chart: 

Managing Asthma: Peak Flow Chart People with moderate or severe asthma should take readings— Every morning and evening After an exacerbation Before inhaling certain medications Source: “What You and Your Family Can Do About Asthma” by the Global Initiative For Asthma Created and funded by NIH/NHLBI

Managing Asthma: Indications of a Severe Attack: 

Managing Asthma: Indications of a Severe Attack Breathless at rest Hunched forward Talking in words rather than sentences Agitated Peak flow rate is less than 60% of normal

Managing Asthma: Things You Can Do: 

Managing Asthma: Things You Can Do Have an individual management plan Educate yourself and others about— Asthma management plans Environmental interventions Seek help from asthma resources Join an asthma support group

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