You’re working in the ED on a warm spring day and a 22 year-old female is brought in by EMS for respiratory distress. She has a past medical history of Asthma and Depression. She has been compliant with medications at home. While you are starting her on duo-nebs and placing an IV to give steroids, you look at her home medication list and see Flucticasone (Flovent). Which category of asthma do you suspect this patient has based of her medications?
B. Mild Persistent
C. Moderate Persistent
D. Severe Persistent
A 21 year old female college student presents to the ED complaining of headache, fatigue, dizziness, and decreased exercise tolerance. The patient states that she recently returned home from spring break vacation and partied a lot in the past week. During your physical exam, you notice that her lips are cyanotic, her pulse ox is 86% on room air but she appears to be breathing comfortably.