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Recognising and Responding to Acute Asthma

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In the event of an asthma attack, certain stimuli cause the smooth muscles of the bronchi to contract, causing the passage to narrow. The tissue lining of the airway swells as a result of inflammation and secretes mucus. This narrowing of the airways is usually reversible.

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Asthma is clinically defined as the combination of variable respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, cough and chest tightness, and significant variation in lung function.

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05 Jun 2021
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JADE BURTON
10 Jun 2021
Good short burst of knowledge!
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08 Jun 2022
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Mandy Dawkins
30 Aug 2021
concise article
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Hafiza� Tayab
22 Jul 2021
Asthma gives anyone’s lungs a tough time and make breathing difficult. But it can be managed safely by providing safe care.
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25 Apr 2021
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Nicole Clifton
09 Jun 2021
This resource was informative as it outlined the signs and symptoms of asthma attacks and how to provide treatment for asthma attacks. The resource also included asthma management plans which are important for treating people with asthma
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