Based on your observations, what could have been done by the family or healthcare providers to reduce severity and recurrence of the child’s asthma symptoms short-term and long-term? Develop an asthma management plan.Prior to the patient discharge home, you will need to consider the following questions:What are the typical over-the-counter (OTC) medications the patient’s parents might give him? Why? oHow could the OTC meds react with and/or interfere with his prescribed medications?oWhat are the potential side effects of these medications?Are healthy bowel sounds expected early in treatment or after discharge?Is he likely to develop diarrhea (antibiotics especially, with prolonged use, may cause a condition that requires treatment)?What medications will he be discharged home with?How could the patient’s care continue for best healthcare outcomes? Provide examples.As you plan for this patient to go home, review the parent question results in the case study and determine how to prevent further exacerbations of this disease.
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