Lightning Learning: Moderate Asthma
PEF >50-75% best or predicted
No features of acute severe asthma
PEF 33-50% best or predicted
Inability to complete sentences in one breath
Not all asthmatics will need admission and appropriate management in the ED can enable safe discharge.
Patients with PEF >75% best or predicted 60 mins after initial treatment may be discharged from ED, unless other reasons for admission (BTS/SIGN guideline).
Remember to “safety net” all patients discharged from the ED.