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Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children, and acute exacerbations of asthma are one of the most common reasons for children to seek emergency care and require urgent hospitalization. Approximately half to two-thirds of children with asthma who seek emergency care can be classified as having mild respiratory distress, and between 2 and 5% have severe respiratory distress; the remainder has moderate respiratory distress.

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Clinical Practice Guideline: Paediatric Emergency Department Asthma Clinical Pathway (2014)

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Expert Content Working Group of the Ontario Lung Association,

The P-EDACP is for patients aged 1 to 17 years presenting with wheeze and/or cough who have a history of asthma and/or prior history of wheezing. Additional tools include medication guidelines and pre-printed physicians orders (PPO) for each of the four severity levels, a patient education checklist, and discharge instructions with integrated prescription.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Guide Clinique Asthme (2014)

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Trottier, ED, Gauvin, F, Pettersen, G, Marquis, C, Ducharme, F, Lucas, N, Béd...

This French language webpage created by the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, provides guidelines, pathways and order sheets for treating acute asthma in emergency departments.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Asthme: Algorithme status asthmaticus (2014)

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Trottier, ED, Gauvin, F, Pettersen, G, Marquis, C, Ducharme, F, Lucas, N, Béd...

This French language pathway created by the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, provides guidance on treating pediatric patients with severe status asthmaticus.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Paediatric Emergency Department Asthma Clinical Pathway (2014)

Visit

Expert Content Working Group of the Ontario Lung Association,

The P-EDACP is for patients aged 1 to 17 years presenting with wheeze and/or cough who have a history of asthma and/or prior history of wheezing. Additional tools include medication guidelines and pre-printed physicians orders (PPO) for each of the four severity levels, a patient education checklist, and discharge instructions with integrated prescription.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Guide Clinique Asthme (2014)

Visit

Trottier, ED, Gauvin, F, Pettersen, G, Marquis, C, Ducharme, F, Lucas, N, Béd...

This French language webpage created by the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, provides guidelines, pathways and order sheets for treating acute asthma in emergency departments.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Asthme: Algorithme status asthmaticus (2014)

Visit

Trottier, ED, Gauvin, F, Pettersen, G, Marquis, C, Ducharme, F, Lucas, N, Béd...

This French language pathway created by the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, provides guidance on treating pediatric patients with severe status asthmaticus.

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