Asthma Exacerbations & Therapeutic Positioning

Idea: Sitting erect vs slouching or slumping improves air flow in moderate-severe exacerbations of asthma. A pale, breathless 7 year old with a known history of asthma presents to your department. Oxygen saturations are hovering in the mid-80’s with marked tracheal tug, subcostal, substernal, intercostal and supraclavicular recessions in addition to accessory muscle usage. He’s…

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