Pitfalls of Asthma Management

Pitfalls of Management

Pitfalls Remedies
Incorrect diagnosis Proper history taking, thorough (COPD, LVF, other differential diagnosis) relevant investigations.
Inappropriate management plan Evaluate scoring system for proper step care, proper step up/down.
Inadequate education Establish patient education program. Don't give excessive message at a time, educate at every visit.
Improper inhalation technique Demonstrate practically, observe patient performance repeatedly, give a handout describing the procedure.
Avoidance of spacer and nebulizer Use of spacer gives optimum result from every puff, use nebulizer whenever necessary to control acute attacks.
Non-compliance of treatment Drugs:antiinflammatory medicine works slowly, wait for at least 4-6 weeks for desired result before changing the drug. Dose: don't reduce or enhance the dose injudiciously.
Reluctance in using rescue therapy Encourage and ensure use of increased dose of reliever medicine and oral prednisolone if needed.
Environmental hazards Chalk out an effective trigger control plan.
Avoidance of spacer and nebulizer Use of spacer gives optimum result from every puff, use nebulizer whenever necessary to control acute attacks.
Non-compliance of treatment Drugs:antiinflammatory medicine works slowly, wait for at least 4-6 weeks for desired result before changing the drug. Dose: don't reduce or enhance the dose injudiciously.
Reluctance in using rescue therapy Encourage and ensure use of increased dose of reliever medicine and oral prednisolone if needed.
Environmental hazards Chalk out an effective trigger control plan.

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