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Chapter 13. Asthma Medication Therapy Management Data Set

Assessment and monitoring of asthma are linked to which of the following?

a. Severity, control, and responsiveness to treatment

b. Severity, control, and responsiveness to triggers

c. Severity, control, and responsiveness to inhaler technique

d. Severity and control

JL is a 45-year-old WF who requests a refill of her ProAir® (albuterol) HFA inhaler. You notice her last refill was 1 to 2 weeks ago and ask her why she is getting it refilled so soon. You ask her how she is feeling and she states, "I am having some discomfort in my chest so I'm using ProAir® HFA a few times every day to prevent an asthma attack" and "coughing woke me up from sleeping every night this week." She does not use a peak flow meter and reports her last asthma attack was "years ago." JL states she is stressed from going through a divorce and is in the process of moving to a new home. She does not take a controller medication.

Which of the following best classifies the severity of asthma in JL?

a. Mild intermittent

b. Mild persistent

c. Severe persistent

d. Not well-controlled

JL is a 45-year-old WF who requests a refill of her ProAir® (albuterol) HFA inhaler. You notice her last refill was 1 to 2 weeks ago and ask her why she is getting it refilled so soon. You ask her how she is feeling and she states, "I am having some discomfort in my chest so I'm using ProAir® HFA a few times every day to prevent an asthma attack" and "coughing woke me up from sleeping every night this week." She does not use a peak flow meter and reports her last asthma attack was "years ago." JL states she is stressed from going through a divorce and is in the process of moving to a new home. She does not take a controller medication.

Which of the following is the most important in managing JL's asthma?

a. Initiation of a peak flow meter

b. Completion of the Asthma Control Test™ and ATAQ

c. Prevention of thrush by using proper inhaler technique

d. Lessening of symptoms—few daytime symptoms and no nighttime awakenings

JL is a 45-year-old ...

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