TABLE 1

Pediatric Asthma Score

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Respiratory rate
 1–3 y≤3435–39≥40
 4–5 y≤3031–35≥36
 6–12 y≤2627–30≥31
 >12 y≤2324–27≥28
Room air oxygen saturation>93%89%–93%≤88%
AuscultationNormal breath soundsExpiratory wheezeInspiratory and expiratory wheeze or diminished breath sounds
Retractions≤1 accessory musclea2 accessory musclea≥3 accessory musclea
DyspneaNoneMild to moderateSevere
  • a Accessory muscle use includes nasal flaring, suprasternal, intercostal, and substernal retractions.