Test Your Knowledge of Managing Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Urgent Care (Postscript 1 of 2)

Evidence-Based Urgent Care Postscript
Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Urgent Care | November 2023

A 34-year-old woman presents to urgent care with dyspnea that is inhibiting her normal activities. She is talking in short sentences with mild accessory muscle usage. Her oxygen saturation is 92% to 94% on room air with diffuse wheezing, and she is tachypneic. Her peak expiratory flow rate is 60% of predicted. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis for this patient?

a. Mild asthma exacerbation

b. Moderate asthma exacerbation

c. Severe asthma exacerbation

d. Heart failure exacerbation

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