Emergency Department Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbations | Podcast
TOC Will Appear Here

Emergency Department Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Below is a free preview. Log in or subscribe for full access. Or, get a free sample article Emergency Department Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in the Nonpregnant Patient:
Please provide a valid email address.

Episode 66

Date: 02/01/2021 | Length: 1:02:12


Show Notes

  • Epidemiology
    • Risk factors for death from asthma (Table 1)
    • Triggers for asthma attacks
    • Variants of asthma (Table 2)
  • Differential diagnosis (Table 3)
    • Can PE be a trigger for an acute asthma attack?
  • Prehospital care
  • ED care: history (what should we ask?)
  • ED care: physical exam (what are we looking for?)
  • Classifying mild/moderate/severe asthma
  • Lab studies
  • POCUS (Table 5 and Figure 3)
  • Peak expiratory flow
  • ETCO2 capnography and capnometry
  • Chest x-ray
  • Treatment (Table 6)
    • Medications
      • Oxygen
      • SABA vs LABA
      • What about MDIs?
      • Continuous nebs?
      • Anticholinergics
      • Steroids (IV, oral, inhaled; prednisone vs dexamethasone)
      • Magnesium sulfate
      • Epinephrine
      • Terbutaline
      • Ketamine
    • NIPPV
    • Intubation pearls and pitfalls (Table 8)
  • Special populations
    • Pediatrics
    • Pregnancy
    • COVID-19
  • Controversies and cutting edge
    • Biologics
    • Fractional exhaled nitric oxide
    • Heliox
    • High flow nasal cannula
    • Delayed sequence intubation
    • ECMO
  • Disposition

Meet the Host

Sam Ashoo, MD, FACEP

Dr. Ashoo is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. Join him as he takes you through the February 2022 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice: Emergency Department Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

About The Podcast

Get quick-hit summaries of hot topics in emergency medicine. EMplify summarizes evidence-based reviews in a monthly podcast. Highlights of the latest research published in EB Medicine's peer-reviewed journals educate and arm you for life in the ED.

To Read The Companion Article:
To Read The Companion Article:
To Read The Companion Article:
Already purchased this course?
Log in to read.
Purchase a subscription

Price: $449/year

140+ Credits!

Purchase Issue & CME Test

Price: $59

+4 Credits!

Money-back Guarantee
Publication Information

Steven M. Hochman, MD, FACEP; Anthony Catapano, DO, FACOEP; Arsalan Shawl, DO; Brandon Somwaru, DO

Peer Reviewed By

Drew Clare, MD; Gabriel Wardi, MD, MPH

Publication Date

February 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

February 1, 2025

Pub Med ID: 35072366

Get Permission

CME Information

Content You Might Be Interested In

Mechanical Ventilation of Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department

Ventilator Management of Adult Patients in the Emergency Department

Acute Bronchiolitis: Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Get A Sample Issue Of Emergency Medicine Practice
Enter your email to get your copy today! Plus receive updates on EB Medicine every month.
Please provide a valid email address.