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Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the ICU

Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the ICU is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Need for early noninvasive or invasive ventilation
    • Ensure adequate ventilation & oxygenation.
    • Signs of impending respiratory failure
      • Unable to talk in full sentences
      • Accessory muscle use
      • Thoracoabdominal paradox
  • Aggressive bronchodilatation
    • Continuous albuterol/ipratropium nebs/metered dose inhaler (MDI) in COPD
    • Continuous albuterol nebs in asthma

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Last updated: May 14, 2010

Citation

"Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the ICU." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534148/all/Treatment_of_Asthma_and_Chronic_Obstructive_Pulmonary_Disease_in_the_ICU.
Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the ICU. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534148/all/Treatment_of_Asthma_and_Chronic_Obstructive_Pulmonary_Disease_in_the_ICU. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the ICU. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534148/all/Treatment_of_Asthma_and_Chronic_Obstructive_Pulmonary_Disease_in_the_ICU
Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the ICU [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534148/all/Treatment_of_Asthma_and_Chronic_Obstructive_Pulmonary_Disease_in_the_ICU.
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