Name: Peter Smith
Sex: Male Handyman
Peter has seen you a few times before but not has returned for follow up until now. It has been 13 months since his last visit. He recently presented to the Ipswich ED with acute asthma and now is seeing you for review as per the hospital request. He has also failed to attend his last 2 visits with you without an obvious reason documented.
He smokes 30/day and has been separated from his wife for 12months. He drinks up to 6 stubbies nearly every night. He has 1 son who lives with his ex wife in Tasmania.
Medication Ventolin prn, Seretide 500/50 1 puff bd but is taking as PRN.
Please manage as appropriate.
Things to think about.....
??what needs to be managed
??how to manage