What is the role of patient education in the prevention of status asthmaticus recurrence?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Patient education plays a very major role in preventing recurrent attacks of status asthmaticus. In a study by Rice et al, [1] inpatient asthma education was studied in children and adolescents following status asthmaticus. Subjects were enrolled in two groups. One group received the usual posthospitalization instructions and the other group received additional education by lay asthma education volunteers. The group that received the additional education had better compliance in the outpatient setting.


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