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the acronym for asthma is shown above an image of a person sitting on a chair
Nursing Mnemonics and Tips
Asthma: use the bronchodilator (albuterol/ Proventil) 1st to open the passageways so the steroid (ie beclomethasone/Vanceril) can get into the bronchioles; wait one minute btw puffs of the inhalers for best effect; gargle/rinse mouth after use. SE of albuterol include tremors, HA, hyperactivity, tachycardia;. SE of beclomethasone/ Vanceril: fungal infections, dry mouth, throat infections