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I Can't Breath! The Paramedic Student's Guide to the Asthma Patient

Ten Minute Medic |
1 year ago

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<p>In this week's podcast, you will learn</p> <p>1.  The pathophysiology behind an asthma attack</p> <p>2.  The three types of asthma attacks</p> <p>3.  The role of bronchodilators and corticosterioids in the treatment of asthma.</p> <p>Additional Resources for Students</p> <p><a href="https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/respiratory-system-diseases/asthma2/v/asthma-pathophysiology">The Pathophysiology of Asthma</a>-The Khan Academy</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ur1XreTiNg">What is Asthma-</a>Dr. Alex Thomas</p> <p>Paramedic Student Review Questions:</p> <p>Of the following, which would be considered an extrinsic trigger for an atopic asthma attack?</p> <p>A.  Viral infection</p> <p>B.  Bacterial infection</p> <p>C.  Stress</p> <p>D. None of the above</p> <p>The correct answer is C. Stress. The other responses indicate nonatopic asthma triggers and all of them are instrinsic.</p> <p> </p> <p>Why might your bronchodilator not be effective in the status asthmaticus patient?</p> <p>A.  Medicine is out of date</p> <p>B.  Severity of the bronchospasm</p> <p>C.  Rapidity of respiratory rate</p> <p>D.  Poor cardiac output</p> <p>The correct answer is B.  Because the bronchospasm is so severe, there may be difficulty in getting the medicine down to the lower bronchioles. </p>