What are the indications for ICU admission for status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Indications for ICU admission include the following:

  • Altered sensorium

  • Use of continuous inhaled beta-agonist therapy

  • Exhaustion

  • Markedly decreased air entry

  • Rising PCO2 despite treatment

  • Presence of high-risk factors for a severe attack

  • Failure to improve despite adequate therapy


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