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You are to develop a concept map and answer the questions related to Acute Severe Asthma. Not just ASTHMA References are to include three (3) recent, relevant journal articles as well as textbook material and evidence-based resources (to a total of at least 9 references).
Concept Map (250 words) – The concept map must be computer generated.
– When researching the topic, use the pathophysiology template include, Disease, Definition, Aetiology, PATHOGENESIS, CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT , COURSE OF DISEASE , PROGNOSIS PREVENTION
– Concept boxes should have titles with relevant content summarised within the box.
– The summarised content may be in point format and size 10 font (Arial or Times New Roman) may be used on the concept map.
– Concept boxes must be linked using lines and linking words/phrases to demonstrate logical relationships between concepts.
– For conciseness, numbers may be used to replace traditional APA referencing within concept boxes. If you use numbers, you must include a reference list in numerical order, corresponding to your references immediately after the concept map.
– Critical thinking and creativity are essential components of the concept map. The map design needs to be visually stimulating.
Case study
Jackson Smith, a 18 year-old male, was admitted to the Emergency Department at 9pm with severe breathlessness. His family informed you that the patient has a history of Asthma that had been diagnosed when he was two years old. On admission to the Emergency Department the clinical manifestations were:
Severe dyspnoea, inability to speak sentences in one breath
– Respiratory rate of 32 breaths/minute
– SpO2 90%, on room air
– BP 150/85 mmHg – Pulse rate of 130 beats/minute.
– Auscultation of lungs identifies diminished breath sounds and widespread wheeze
A chest x-ray was performed and showed a clear and hyper-inflated lung fields. A blood gas was taken: pH : 7.35 PaO2: 60mmHg PaCO2: 50mmHg HCO3: 25mEq/L Lactate: 1 SaO2 90% A diagnosis of Acute Severe Asthma was made.

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