for Diagnosing & Managing Asthma
following are useful pocket guides for diagnosing and managing
asthma. Please note, inclusion of these resources does not
imply an endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Guide for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
From the National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this manual helps the
busy primary care provider implement the recommendations in
the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's 1997
clinical practice guidelines. Emphasizing practical information,
it outlines key actions clinicians and patients can take to
effectively work together in managing asthma and provides
a variety of implementation aids, including medication dosage
charts, glossaries of medication brand names, patient self-assessment
forms, and reproducible patient handouts.