Practicum Experience:Journal Entry on ASTHMA

Practicum Experience: Journal Entry
After completing this week’s Practicum Experience;
1).Reflect on a patient with a known history of asthma. (Write a description of a patient with asthma including signs and symptom)
2) Explain potential predisposing genetic and environmental factors associated with asthma.
Note: If you did not evaluate a patient with this background during the last 5 weeks, you may select a related case study from a reputable source or reflect on previous clinical experiences.
• Buttaro, T. M., Trybulski, J., Polgar Bailey, P., & Sandberg-Cook, J. (2013). Primary care: A collaborative practice (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
o Part 4, “Office Emergencies”
? Chapter 26, “Acute Bronchospasm” (pp. 189–191)

This chapter explores the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of acute bronchospasm. It also describes the roles of physical examinations, diagnostics, and differential diagnoses in management of acute bronchospasm.
o Part 10, “Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Disorders” (pp. 404–486)

This part outlines examination and treatment components of pulmonary disorders, such as acute bronchitis, asthma, chest pain, chronic cough, COPD, dyspnea, lung cancer, pleural effusions, and pneumonia. Lifespan considerations, complications, and health promotion strategies are also examined

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