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Chapter 13. Asthma MTM 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

Answer a.

A 45-year-old female requests a refill of her albuterol inhaler. Her last refill was 2 weeks ago, and you ask her why she is getting it refilled so soon. She replies that she is having some discomfort in her chest, so she is using the inhaler a few times every day to prevent an asthma attack. In addition, she reports that she has awakened from coughing every night this week. She does not use a peak flow meter and reports that her last asthma attack was “years ago.” She does not take a controller medication. Which of the following best classifies the severity of her asthma?

a. Mild intermittent

b. Mild persistent

c. Severe persistent

d. Nocturnal symptoms

Answer c.

A 45-year-old female requests a refill of her albuterol inhaler. Her last refill was 2 weeks ago, and you ask her why she is getting it refilled so soon. She replies that she is having some discomfort in her chest, so she is using the inhaler a few times every day to prevent an asthma attack. In addition, she reports that she has awakened from coughing every night this week. She does not use a peak flow meter and reports that her last asthma attack was “years ago.” She does not take a controller medication. Which of the following is the most important goal in managing her 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

Answer d.

A 45-year-old female requests a refill of her albuterol inhaler. Her last refill was 2 weeks ago, and you ask her why she is getting it refilled so soon. She replies that she is having some discomfort in her chest, so she is using the inhaler a few times every day to prevent ...

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