Resources for Clinicians

These materials and resources are recommended by local pediatricians and clinicians to help you serve your asthma patients and their families.

All descriptions below are from the resource provider.

Overall Care Guidance

  • Asthma Care Quick Reference - The purpose of the Asthma Care Quick Reference Guide is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people who have asthma by providing health care providers with the tools and information they need to carry out each of the key steps in appropriately diagnosing, treating, and providing long-term follow-up to people with asthma. The Guide puts at clinicians' fingertips the most salient information they need to diagnosis, treat, and monitor their patients' asthma and provide state-of-the-art care.

Asthma severity Tests

  • Asthma Control Test - The Asthma Control Test™ is a way to help you and your healthcare provider determine if your asthma symptoms are well controlled. The Asthma Control Test is designed for adults and adolescents 12 years or older. If your child is 4 to 11 years old, take the Childhood Asthma Control Test* along with your child.

  • Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire - The Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ) was developed to measure the functional problems (physical, emotional and social) that are most troublesome to children with asthma.

GUIDELINES

  • Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) - The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee (CC), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

  • Up To Date - An Overview of Asthma Management - This overview topic presents the components and goals of asthma management. It is applicable to both children and adults. The information herein is consistent with "The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program: Expert Panel Report 3, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma – Full Report 2007". Similar guidelines have been published by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)

TRAINING

  • Asthma Basics Class - American Lung Association - The American Lung Association's Asthma Basics course is a free one-hour interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma. This course is ideal for frontline healthcare professionals, such as school nurses or community health workers, as well as individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, and co-workers, friends and family who want to learn more about asthma.

RESEARCH LITERATURE

  • EXHALE: A Technical Package to Control Asthma - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The EXHALE technical package represents a group of strategies, which, based on the best available evidence, can improve asthma control and reduce health care costs. It is intended as a resource to inform decision-making in communities, organizations, and states.

  • The Effectiveness of Interventions to Address Childhood Asthma - MDRC - The purpose of this paper, which was commissioned by the JPB Foundation and conducted by MDRC in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, is to explore the state of the research evidence regarding efforts to improve the management of asthma among children in low-income families.

TRAINING

  • Asthma Basics Class - American Lung Association - The American Lung Association's Asthma Basics course is a free one-hour interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma. This course is ideal for frontline healthcare professionals, such as school nurses or community health workers, as well as individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, and co-workers, friends and family who want to learn more about asthma.