Use of bronchodilators: implications for nurses.


Bronchospasm, airways oedema and mucus plugging are the main characteristics of asthma, which affects about 5 million people in the UK. Drug therapy aims to relieve these symptoms. The emphasis of such therapy is moving away from the symptom relief offered by bronchodilators to prophylactic treatment with corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs. This… (More)


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