Episode 64 – Trapped Inside: Obstructive Lung Diseases (ASTNA Webinar)

With the upcoming respiratory season, many of us will be caring for an increased number of pediatric and adult patients with pulmonary disease processes. Obstructive physiology, specifically, can result in an increased strain of resources to effectively care for this critically ill population.

In this webinar, Mike, Bryan, and Jordan focus on status asthmaticus and COPD exacerbation. They discuss etiology, diagnostic criteria, and the latest evidence-based treatment ranging from medication administration to mechanical ventilator management.


For 1 CE, visit the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association LMS.

Fanta, C. H. (2020). Acute exacerbations of asthma in adults: Emergency department and inpatient management (B. S. Bochner, R. S. Hockberger, & H. Hollingsworth, Eds.). UpToDate. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/acute-exacerbations-of-asthma-in-adults-emergency-department-and-inpatient-management

Thomson, C. C., & Hasegawa, K. (2020). Invasive mechanical ventilation in adults with acute exacerbations of asthma (S. Manaker & H. Hollingsworth, Eds.). UpToDate. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/invasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-adults-with-acute-exacerbations-of-asthma




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