Critically Appraised Topic
Specific Care Question
In children aged 0 – 18 years with asthma and admitted to the hospital for an exacerbation, should the dosage of quick relief albuterol medicine via metered dose inhaler (MDI) be based on weight versus based on age better for improved outcomes (decreased length of stay and respiratory scores) and fewer side effects (increased HR, hyperactive, nausea/vomiting, arrhythmia, irritably).
Children's Mercy Kansas City, "Asthma Exacerbation CPG -Albuterol via metered dose inhaler dosing (weight-based vs. age-based dosing)" (2021). Clinical Critically Appraised Topics. 86.