A patient comes to the clinical for treatment of asthma exacerbation. The pt uses an inhaled glucocorticoid, montelukast (Singular) and a SABA via MDI. When you assess the patient, you note a RR of 18 BPM, O2 satn of 95%, mild expiratory wheezes, and equal breath sounds bilaterally. Which of the following options is the best thing to do next?
Ask the patient how much albuterol has been used. The patient is likely not using the albuterol inhaler enough but you must assess this before intervening.