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What is their name? Mary James
What is their gender? Female
What is their age? 26 yrs
What condition do they have? (diabetes or asthma) Asthma
Are they within a healthy weight range? Underweight
Do they exercise? Goes to Gym
What is their occupation? Support worker
What is their living status? Mary cared bby grandmother
What is their family medical history? There is no history of asthma on his fathers side
Are they pregnant? NA
Are they a smoker? Has tried smoking a few times
What is their alcohol intake? NA
What medications or treatments have they been prescribed?# Salbutamol
STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS: Asthma Vodcast questions
You will have the opportunity to describe the pathophysiology and pharmacological management for a person/client with extrinsic asthma. You will need to show their understanding by making explicit the links between pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and pharmacological management of your person/client’s disease; your target audience is health professionals (eg. Nurse, paramedic, midwife, all of which should have roughly the same base knowledge). Your answers to these questions will be used to grade the ‘coverage of subject matter’ and ‘accuracy of information’ sections of the Vodcast assignment (see rubric provided). At the beginning of the Vodcast you need to set the scene – tell us about your person/client. You will then answer the following questions.
Question 1. Two major pathological changes that occur in the lungs during an asthma attack are:
• Bronchial smooth muscle contraction
• Increased mucus production
Explain how these pathological changes arise in your person/client (ie. the pathophysiology). Hint: your answer should include discussion of the immune cell mediated response.
Question 2. The clinical manifestations of asthma include:
Cough Airway oedema
Hypoxia Increased respiratory rate
Wheeze Increased heart rate
Tight chest Dyspnoea
Choose ONE clinical manifestion from GROUP A and ONE clinical manifestation from GROUP B and relate them to the underlying pathophysiology for your person.
Question 3. The following drugs are used in the management of asthma.
• Salbutamol
• Inhaled corticosteroid
Choose ONE that is appropriate for your person/client. Discuss why it can be used by your person/client by referring to its mechanism of action.
Question 4.
Education of asthmatics is important in managing asthma. What advice would you give your person/client in respect to?
• Adminstration of the drug chosen in question 3
• The preventative measures they can take to avoid an asthma attack

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