Medical Emergencies
Asthma


This page discusses asthma, a fairly common condition, and one can can usually be readily managed by a prepared dental team should a patient have an attack at the dental surgery. 




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What happens to the lungs during an asthma attack?
 


Does a patient with asthma show symptoms in between exacerbations?
 




The signs and symptoms of an asthma attack can be variable. List them.
 


What precautions should you take if you know a patient has asthma?
 


How would you manage an acute asthma exacerbation (attack)?
 

 

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Educational aims of this juce

This page aims to discuss management of an asthma attack. 
It covers signs and symptoms, management, and preventive precautions.
The page is available both as a self assessment, and a didactic information page.

This page contains verifiable CE / CPD




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