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A Clinical Audit of the Management of Acute Asthmatic Attacks in Adults and Children Presenting to an Emergency Department

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.146
Pages: 
226–33
Synopsis: 
A prospective docket audit comparing the actual acute management of asthma in the emergency department of the University Hospital of the West Indies with a universally approved written protocol for its management is presented. Failure to assess and document the severity of asthma attacks along with the under-utilization of peak expiratory flow rate was prominent. Strategies to address these should be implemented.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare the guidelines in the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) acute asthma management protocol with actual practice in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014
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