Provide patient with necessary medications for the current
exacerbation and for the Asthma Action Plan medications. It is
recommended that all patients have a standby dose of oral
corticosteroids available for their next possible exacerbation.
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.