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.
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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