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Chapter 44, Drugs for Asthma and Other Bronchodilating Disorders

Written Assignments                                               Learning Objective(s)
1. Students’ answers should include the following:                        1, 2

      Asthma is an airway disorder characterized by

       bronchoconstriction, inflammation, and

       hyperreativity to various stimuli.

      Bronchoconstriction involves strong muscle

       contraction that narrows the airways.

      Two major groups of drugs include bronchodilators

       and anti-inflammatory drugs,


Group Assignments                                                 Learning Objective(s)
1. Students’ answers should include the following:                         5

      Adrenergics, anticholinergics, combination drugs,

       corticosteroids, leukotriene modifiers, mast cell

       stabilizers


Clinical Assignments                                              Learning Objective(s)
1. Students’ answers should include the following:                         3

      Albuterol, levalbuterol, and pirbuterol

      Treatment of first choice to treat acute asthma; aerosol

       or nebulization

      Used for prevention and treatment of

       bronchoconstriction

      Assessment of patient’s pulmonary function, nursing
       diagnoses, planning/goals, interventions, evaluation

2. Students’ answers should include the following:                       4

      Drug, dosage, route, action, medication classification,

       side effects

3. Students’ answers should include the following:                       7, 8

      Help patient identify and avoid exposure to conditions

       that precipitate bronchoconstriction.

      Identify early warning signs of difficulty

      Learn to measure PEFR (Peak inspiratory flow rate)

      Teach when to seek emergency care


Web Assignments                                                  Learning Objective(s)
1. Students’ answers should include the following:                        6

      http://www.lungusa.org/site/c.dvLUK9O0E/b.22581

								
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