Week04AssgnAlfaroM.docx - 1 Running head ASTHMA AND STEPWISE MANAGEMENT Asthma and Stepwise Management Marianne Alfaro Walden University NURS

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1 Running head: ASTHMA AND STEPWISE MANAGEMENT Asthma and Stepwise Management Marianne Alfaro Walden University NURS 6521 :Advanced Pharmacology June 23, 2019
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2 Asthma and Stepwise Management Asthma and Stepwise Management Asthma is a global health issue, troubling patients, families, health care systems, and governments. Despite the accessibility of numerous treatments and disease management standards, many patients have asthma that remains uncontrolled or not adequately controlled (Rance, 2011). According to Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur & Reinhold (2017), asthma is described by a tightening and hyperresponsiveness of the airways that can lead to asthmatic attacks. The purpose of this essay is to discuss long term as well as quick relief treatment for patients who have asthma, medications used for care and to explain the stepwise approach for management and treatment of asthma. Long -Term Control vs. Quick Relief Options The two main types of asthma medicines are quick-relief medicines and long-term control medicines. According to Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur & Reinhold (2017), long term control medicines are also known as controller prescriptions, or maintenance medicines work over a period of time to relieve airway inflammation and help prevent asthma symptoms and are designed to achieve and maintain control of persistent asthma long term. Extended term drugs incorporate inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta-agonist (LABAs), leukotriene modifiers,
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