Interviewee: Keith Wong
James talks to Associate Professor Keith Wong about the presentation and management of asthma on the wards.
Keith Wong a staff specialist in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. His research interests have included interventions to optimise the management of sleep disorders, monitoring of asthma control and inhaler delivery of medications in asthma. Keith has research collaborations with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the Brain and Mind Research Centre. He is a researcher with the Sleep and Circadian Research Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and a Clinical Associate Professor for the Central Clinical School at the University of Sydney.
With Associate Professor Keith Wong, Respiratory Physician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Asthma is a common presentation to the emergency department, but it can also occur on the ward.
Case 1 – A 29 year old woman is admitted to the surgical ward following a fractured radius in a fall from a bicycle. She is for surgery tomorrow. You are called by the nurse at 10pm, as the patient is complaining of shortness of breath. She is charted for salbutamol BD, which she has already used with little relief.
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