Discuss the patho-physiologic changes that occur in the airway
This part of the respiratory case study will focus on pediatric asthma. Please answer all questions below. Submit questions with evidenced based literature. Please cite appropriately and include references.
- Discuss the patho-physiologic changes that occur in the airway of a child undergoing an asthma attack.
- State the three most common triggers for a child which will an induce an asthma attack.
- Create a table discussing the four classifications of asthma severity in children.
- Discuss the difference between a quick acting medication versus a long-term medication in the treatment of pediatric asthma. What effect does each medication have on the lungs? Describe a scenario when a patient would use a short acting medication. Describe a second scenario when a patient would use a long acting medication.
Provide at least 2 scholarly references to support your information. References must be less than 5 years old. Minimum 350 words.