Asthma > Overview
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This module will cover the description, causes, diagnosis and current treatment of the patient who presents with asthma.


After completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Define asthma
  • Identify risk factors
  • Understand the pathophysiology of asthma
  • Understand the current treatment options
  • Understand the nursing implications while caring for a patient with asthma
  • Understand the importance of patient education


  • Douglas, G. & Elward, K. (2011). Asthma: Clinician's Desk Reference, Manson Publishing, London, UK.
  • Howard, P.K. & Steinmann, R.A. (2010). Sheehy's Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice 6th Ed, Mosby Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri.
  • Urden, L.D., Stacy, K.M. & Lough, M.E. (2017). Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis & Management 8th Ed, Mosby Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri.
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