MKSA nursing staff are trained to treat asthma patients in the following ways:
- Maintaining a calm atmosphere to help reduce the patient’s apprehension and allow him/her to assume the most comfortable position possible. The child will often be allowed to play with small toys during the procedure to further reduce apprehension.
- Giving any medication or treatment as prescribed by the patient’s physician. This may include medication by mouth, inhalers, or an aerosol treatment.
- Documenting any signs of respiratory distress such as increased respiratory rate and/or labored breathing involving muscle retraction and use of the neck and abdominal muscles. Pulse-ox will be monitored, if possible.
- In the case of severe respiratory distress, as indicated by altered consciousness, extreme shortness of breath and/or bluish color around the mouth, EMS will be activated by nursing staff. If the respiratory distress is believed to be caused by an allergic reaction, the “Anaphylaxis” policy will be followed.
No matter what situation may arise, our highly skilled nursing staff will be there to care for your child every step of the way.
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