Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-26-2017

Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Butz, Chovan, Cacchillo


Acute Asthma

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Asthma is a chronic condition with periods of acute exacerbation. It is a commonly encountered problem across many care settings. Airway inflammation and hyper-responsiveness are associated with a number of different pre-disposing factors, and attacks are often triggered by specific agents. Advanced practice nurses must be familiar with the pathophysiology of this condition, and have a strong understanding of the interventions and treatments that are indicated. The intention of this poster is to enlighten students with regards to acute asthma exacerbation and the associated pathophysiology and treatment, ultimately leading to more competent care.

Included in

Nursing Commons