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STATUS ASTHMA­TICUS

Life-t­hre­atening episode of airway obstru­ction that is often unresp­onsive to treatment

MANI­FES­TAT­IONS

Extreme wheezing
Labored breathing
Use of accessory muscles
Distended neck veins
High risk for cardiac or respir­atory arrest

NURSING INTERV­ENT­IONS

Place pt in high-F­owler's
Prepare for emergency intubation
Administer oxygen, epinep­hrine, and systemic steroid as prescribed
Provide emotional support

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