The following case study involves M.S., a 37 year-old black female with a history of asthma. Prior to her arrival in the emergency room [ER], she took her prescribed medication at home with no relief of symptoms. Her physical exam in the ER revealed tachypnea, acute shortness of breath with audible wheezing, a heart rate [HR] of 116 beats per minute [BPM], and respiratory rate [RR] of 44 breaths per minute [BRPM] with signs of accessory muscle use. M.S. has a productive cough with scant, white sputum; and upon auscultation, there are diminished breath sounds with inspiratory and expiratory wheezing.
As the Clinical Nurse Leader what would be the treatment plan for this patient? What would the CNL promote health? Based on the patient and her needs what complementary and alternative medications would the CNL suggest?