In this episode, the first of a three part series on asthma, we will cover the diagnostic and treatment strategies that will help you rapidly move patients through your ED. No, of course you don't need the patient's asthma classification, but you DO NEED to understand which patients need more treatment and when it's OK to stop. I will break that all down for you with the aid of the algorithm above. We'll talk in depth about who can go home safely and who should be in the Unit! Download the flow sheet from the link above, put it in your smart-phone so you have it for your next asthma encounter, and follow along. It's going to get musical..