NPS MedicineWise: Asthma – optimising asthma control in children
In this case study you’ll meet Daniel O’Connor, a 4 year old with asthma. Over the last month Daniel has been wheezing nearly every day. He has also been waking up once or twice a week at night short of breath. How would you classify the pattern of Daniel’s asthma symptoms? What medicine(s) should be prescribed for Daniel? Which inhaler device(s) would Daniel be able to use most effectively? What should be included in Daniel’s written asthma action plan?