Maria has come to the pharmacy to collect a repeat prescription of prednisolone oral liquid for her 4-year-old son, Miguel. He suffers from asthma, and prednisolone is kept at home for emergency use. The dose on the original prescription is 6 mL (30 mg) initially, followed by 3 mL (15 mg) daily for 2 days. Miguel weighs 15 kg so the dose equates to 2 mg/kg initially and 1 mg/kg for the next 2 doses.
What advice do you give Maria about the future management of flare-ups, considering the updates in the Australian Asthma Handbook?
After successful completion of this CPD activity, pharmacists should be able to:
Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6
Already read the CPD in the journal? Scroll to the bottom to SUBMIT ANSWERS.
Asthma is a common, chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that presents as episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, cough and chest tightness. It is due to widespread narrowing of the airways and obst
THIS IS A CPD ARTICLE. YOU NEED TO BE A PSA MEMBER AND LOGGED IN TO READ MORE.