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1Running head: ASTHMA AND STEPWISE MANAGEMENTAsthma and Stepwise ManagementMarianne AlfaroWalden UniversityNURS 6521 :Advanced PharmacologyJune 23, 2019
2Asthma and Stepwise Management Asthma and Stepwise ManagementAsthma 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 OptionsThe 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,