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Description: The Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure is a medical calculator to determine asthma exacerbation severity. It assesses factors such as oxygen saturation, suprasternal retractions, scalene muscle contractions, air entry, and wheezing.

Owner/Author: Dr. Dominic S. Chalut and colleagues
Year: 2000
Patient Population: Pediatric
Format: Website
Relevant Quality Statement: Asthma Control

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Emergency clinicians
  • Primary Care Practitioners

When might they use this tool?

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

Why might they use this tool?

  • To assess the severity of airway obstruction and the response to treatment in young patients with asthma

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool is validated 5-item questionnaire

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