[Answer] A 9-year old boy is agitated and leaning forward on the bed in obvious respiratory distress. The patient is speaking in short phrases and tells you that he has asthma but does not carry an inhaler. He has nasal flaring severe suprasternal and intercoastal retractions and decreased air movement with prolonged expiratory time and wheezing. You administer 100% oxygen by a NRB mask. His SpO2 is 92%. Which medication do you prepare to give to this patient?

Answer: Albuterol
A 9-year old boy is agitated and leaning forward on the bed in obvious respiratory distress. The patient is speaking in short phrases and tells you that he has asthma but does not carry an inhaler. He has nasal flaring severe supr…

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