Nurses can wean children off asthma medication as safely as physicians

Children hospitalized for asthma are to leave the hospital earlier thanks to research done by Catherine Pound and her team. In this Discovery Minute, Dr. Pound shares that, in their randomized controlled trial, nurses could wean children off their asthma medication as safely and effectively as physicians. This relieved the pressure on busy physicians, improved the use of nursing resources. When asked about their experience, families reported a high satisfaction with the care received and felt that their needs were met.