Assessment of a patient with an acute exacerbation of asthma
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Assessment of a patient with an acute exacerbation of asthma

Siobhan Kennedy Ward sister, Medical Admissions Unit, Whittington Hospital, London

This article is a reflective account of the respiratory assessment of a patient experiencing an acute exacerbation of asthma in hospital. The patient’s signs and symptoms are examined and an analysis of the respiratory assessment and the patient’s treatment is provided.

Nursing Standard. 21, 4, 35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.10.21.4.35.c6365

Correspondence

siobhan.kennedy@whittington.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review