Sep 20, 2018
You're asked to see a 22 year old female with a past medical history of asthma who presents to the emergency room with increasing shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing.
Over the past 24 hours she's been non-responsive to her home nebulizer treatment every 4 hours.
A quick chart review allows you to see the patient has required ICU admission and mechanical ventilation last year due to an asthma exacerbation.
As you walk into the room, you notice the patient can only speak one word at a time before taking deep breaths. She's in respiratory distress with an O2 sat of 88% on 2L NC.
What would you do next?
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