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Asthma Epidemic: Tighten Your Treatment Options

Olubummo, Catherine RN, FNP, C, MS, MSN

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000335124.37546.9b
Feature: ASTHMA

The number of cases of asthma in the United States has more than doubled in the past two decades with higher rates in all age groups. Patients should be encouraged to avoid smoking and perform regular aerobic exercises, as well as maintain regular follow-up visits with their healthcare practitioner.

Catherine A. Olubummo is an Assistant Professor, Nursing Education Department, at the City University of New York, Kingsborough Community College, Airmont, N.Y.

AUTHOR DISCLOSURE The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.