The nurse is assessing a 7-year-old patient and auscultates expiratory wheezes throughout the lungs. The nurse should administer which prescribed medication?


• Albuterol is a short-acting beta agonist administered via nebulizer or metered dose inhaler. Albuterol is the drug of choice for acute bronchospasms and bronchoconstriction.

• Incorrect: Theophylline, salmeterol, and fluticasone/salmeterol are not indicated for acute, short-term bronchospasm or bronchoconstriction relief.

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