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To the Editor:—
I have just revised our standing orders for my asthmatic patients. We have 12 beds for asthmatic patients at Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital, and we have been able to treat a large number of asthmatic patients in those rooms with very good results. Perhaps some of the readers of The Journal might be interested in these orders, since they might be of considerable help not only to the general practitioner but to the specialist.
ORDERS FOR ADULT ASTHMATIC PATIENTS ON DR. UNGER'S SERVICE AT CHICAGO WESLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Routine Entrance OrdersAir filtered room, if possible.Rubber pillows only (remove any feather pillows); rubber mattress preferred. No smoking, no flowers.CBC, including differential.Sedimentation rate (all cases), whether new or readmissions.Kahn.6. Urinalysis.Sputum for both Tbc and eosinophiles.ECG on all patients 40 or over
Routine Entrance Orders
Air filtered room, if possible.
Rubber pillows only (remove any feather pillows); rubber mattress preferred. No smoking, no flowers.
CBC, including differential.
Sedimentation rate (all cases), whether new or readmissions.
Sputum for both Tbc and eosinophiles.
ECG on all patients 40 or over
Unger L. ORDERS FOR PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA. JAMA. 1955;158(6):505. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960060063015