Does patient have Mild -
Atrovent 500 mcg to
2nd & 3rd inhalation if moderate
Does patient have Severe
Atrovent 500 mcg to 1st,
2nd & 3rd inhalation
In addition, Atrovent may be considered
for use in mild asthma and with the 1st dose of
Albuterol in moderate asthma.
These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time.
It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.