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Description: The Initial Management of Pediatric Asthma in Emergent/Urgent Care Settings: Part Two publication is a document that outlines recommendations for the initial management of pediatric patients presenting to emergent/urgent care settings with acute asthma exacerbations. This guideline provides recommended actions based on the use of the Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure.

Owner/Author: Child Health BC
Year: 2021
Patient Population: Pediatric
Format: PDF
Relevant Quality Statements: Asthma Control, Asthma Medication

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Emergency clinicians

When might they use this tool?

  • When caring for children and youth with asthma in emergency or urgent care settings with acute asthma exacerbations

Why might they use this tool?

  • To support early identification and initial management of children and youth with asthma
  • To assist the emergency clinician to screen, rapidly assess, and begin implementation of interventions in emergent/urgent care setting

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool is not intended for inpatient use

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