Mrs. Cason brings her 10-year-old son to the clinic, explaining that her son “just isn’t breathing right,” that he doesn’t want to play, that he just sits on my lap or lays on the couch, and that this happens all the time. ” Both the mother and the child appear disheveled. The wheezing of the child can be heard from across the room. When asked if her son is better at any particular time of day, the mother responds, “It’s like this all the time and has been for the past year, we just don’t go to the doctor because we don’t have any money.”

Mrs. Cason’s son has been diagnosed with asthma.


Discuss inhaled beta2-adrenergic agonists as a short and long-term treatment option for this child. Include a justification for your recommendations.

What are your plans for the child’s education?