Nursing Care Plans for Asthma

It is a chronic inflammatory lung disease, causes airway hyperresponsiveness, mucus production, and mucosal edema resulting in reversible airflow obstruction. Allergens, air pollutants, cold weather, physical exertion, strong odors, and medications are common factors for asthma. Status asthmaticus is the most severe and persistent asthma that does not respond to the usual treatment, attacks can occur with little or no warning and can progress rapidly to asphyxiation.