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.
Asthma Guideline Reminder
Clinicians have indicated a need for user-friendly, asthma
management tools in real world practice. Developed by Stanilaus
Ting, MD, from Texas Tech Medical Center, the multi-colored
Simplified Asthma Guideline Reminder comes in single sheets
for easy use. Individual pages address asthma care for infants
and children younger than 5 and adults and children older
than 5, as well as provide treatment plans and color-coded
dosage charts and a user-friendly Peak Expiratory flow Rate
Chart For Asthma Action Plan.
collaboration with various organizations and individuals,
thousands of these publications have been disseminated to
clinicians across the United States. Learn more about how
to receive your own copy through Dr
Ting's Web page.