Nursing Inquiry: Do Tylenol or Ibuprofen Cause Asthma?

Identify an area of practice in need of improvement and plan an intervention.

As a nurse practitioner, you recently read an article that associated the use of ibuprofen for fever instead of acetaminophen in the first two years of life and the onset of allergic issues. You decide to review the charts over the last ten years for children with a diagnosis of asthma. Your question is: In children under the age of 10 diagnosed with asthma, was Tylenol or ibuprofen used to treat fever in the first three years of life? Identify the question driving the inquiry. State whether the question will require a research study. Explain the rationale for your decisions.