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Severe Respiratory Distress

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A seven-year-old with a history of asthma presents to the emergency department in severe respiratory distress.

Initial vitals:

R: 40, O2: 85%, P: 160, BP: 90/60, T: 37.6

On exam, The patient is sitting upright, airway is patent but patient is tachypneic, with intercostal retractions and tracheal tugging. You hear wheezing in all lung fields. No stridor.

1. Which describes best initial course of treatment?