Short term treatment options for asthma in a child include oral corticosteroids, which are often used to gain prompt control of poorly controlled persistent asthma, or when starting long-term therapy. It is used for short-term (3-10 days) “burst”, broad anti-inflammatory effects. Long-term control medications include corticosteroids to block late-phase reaction to allergen, reduce airway hyper responsiveness, and inhibit inflammatory cell migration and activation. They are the most potent and effective anti-inflammatory medication currently available. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are used in the long-term control of asthma. Short courses of oral systemic corticosteroids are often used to gain prompt control of the disease when initiating long-term therapy; long-term oral systemic corticosteroid is used for severe persistent asthma.
Select at least one additional peer-reviewed article, not in the Competency Resources, that addresses a theory or concept for promoting healthy workplace environments.
Briefly describe the theory or concept presented in the article you selected.
Explain how the theory or concept presented in the article relates to the results of your Work Environment Assessment.
Explain how your organization could apply the theory highlighted in your selected article to improve organizational health and/or stronger work teams. Be specific and provide examples.