Management of acute asthma in children
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Management of acute asthma in children

Chris Caldwell Lecturer, Child Health Nursing. RCN Institute. London

Asthma is the most common disease of childhood. Detailed guidelines and protocols need to he in place if A&E nurses are to appropriately access and manage a child experiencing an acute asthma attack, and to recognise when there is a need for hospital referral

Aim and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is to update the reader’s knowledge of the management of acute exacerbations of childhood asthma. After reading this article the nurse should be able to:

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