Asthma Treatment Resources

CHAMPS has developed this compilation of resources to support Region VIII health centers in treating and supporting patients with asthma.

Please click or scroll down for:
Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations
Articles and Reports
Provider Treatment Tools
Patient Education
Helpful Links

EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Asthma in Pregnancy
February 2008

Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network
Adapting Your Practice: Treatment and Recommendations for Homeless Patients with Asthma
2008

HealthTeamWorks
Asthma Management for Children and Adults
October 2012

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
June 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)
July 2007

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

(listed in order by date)

M. R. Patel, et al.
Translation of an Evidence-Based Asthma Intervention:  Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) in the United States and Australia
Primary Care Respiratory Journal, March 2013, Vol. 22, Issue 1

M.C. Kuethe, et al.
Nurse Versus Physician-led Care for the Management of Asthma 

The Cochrane Library, published online February 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Center for Environmental Health
National Surveillance of Asthma; United States, 2001-2010
2012

M. Smith for Medill Reports
Treating Asthma? There’s an App for That        
Get Healthy, November 26, 2012

E.S. Starren, et al.
A Centralized Respiratory Diagnostic Service for Primary Care: a 4-Year Audit
Primary Care Respiratory Journal, June 2012, Vol. 21, Issue 2

A. Shapiro, et al.
Putting Guidelines into Practice: Improving Documentation of Pediatric Asthma Management Using a Decision-Making Tool
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2011, Vol. 165, No. 5

P. Lynch, NP
Pediatric Asthma Education in Primary Care
Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine, posted November 15, 2011

M. Lyon, et al. for Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc., The George Washington University School of Public and Health Services, and the RCHN Community Health Foundation
The Affordable Care Act, Medical Homes, and Childhood Asthma: A Key Opportunity for Progress
August 4, 2010

B. Toelle, et al.
Eight-year Outcomes of the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, August 2010, Vol. 126, Issue 2

E. Rand Sutherland, et al.
Vitamin D Levels, Lung Function, and Steroid Response in Adult Asthma
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 2010, Vol. 181, No. 7

G. Flores, et al.
Improving Asthma Outcomes in Minority Children: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Parent Mentors
Pediatrics, December 1, 2009, Vol. 124, No. 6

M. E. Wechsler, MD
Managing Asthma in Primary Care: Putting New Guideline Recommendations into Context
Mayo Clinic Proceedings, August 2009, Vol. 87, No. 8

S.M. Pollart, MD, MS, and K.S. Elward, MD, MPH
Overview of Changes to Asthma Guidelines: Diagnosis and Screening
American Family Physician, May 2009, Vol. 79, No. 9

R. S. Grupta, MD, MPH, and K.B. Weiss, MD, MPH
The 2007 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma Guidelines: Accelerating their Implementation and Facilitating their Impact on Children with Asthma
Pediatrics, March 1, 2009, Vol. 123, Supplement 3

M. Seid, PhD
Barriers to Care and Primary Care for Vulnerable Children with Asthma
Pediatrics, November 1, 2008, Vol. 122, No. 5

PROVIDER TREATMENT TOOLS

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), FamilyDoctor.org
Asthma Action Plan, Provider Instructions
Action plan instructions for the provider with action plan forms, patient education, and school authorization form based on the NHLBI asthma guidelines

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
Comprehensive Asthma Resource List
Listing of resources including guidelines, reports, tool kits, patient education, and more
Asthma Clinical Decision Support Tool
Electronic tool that can be embedded in an EHR to improve asthma care in primary care settings by prompting clinicians and providing data for quality monitoring

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Programs for Healthcare Providers
Asthma Management and Education-Online course for allied health professionals with continuing education credits, physician information on HFA inhalers, Asthma in the Older Adults Toolkit, and other professional training and certification programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Community-Based Interventions for Health Care Providers
Descriptions of two interventions for improving asthma care; Creating a Medical Home for Asthma and Physician Asthma Education Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Community-Based Interventions for Children with Asthma
Descriptions of 16 quality improvement interventions implemented in clinics treating children with asthma

HealthTeamWorks
Asthma Guidelines and Supporting Materials
Asthma guideline supporting materials including an asthma action plan, Assessment and Treatment of Early Wheeze for Children 0-4 Years, spirometry interpretation, medication chart, and more

MaineHealth
Clinical Tools
Free online tools including a Pediatric Asthma Toolkit with downloadable action plan, medication sheet, control test, encounter forms, diary, flu shot reminder, and the Adult Asthma Toolkit with downloadable tools

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, School Asthma Education Subcommittee
Is the Asthma Action Plan Working? A Tool for School Nurse Assessment
Two-page assessment form for school nurses to assess if students are achieving good control of their asthma

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Health Care Professionals
Resources for health care professionals including the NHLBI asthma guideline, recommendations on use of inhaled corticosteroids and action plans, and assessing asthma severity and control

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE)
Two-part interactive, multi-media educational seminar to improve physician awareness, ability, and use of communication and therapeutic techniques for reducing the effects of asthma on children and their families – also provides instruction on how to document, code and improve asthma counseling reimbursement

Pediatric Asthma.org
Asthma Information Resources
Programs and quality improvement initiatives for community coalitions, Medicaid managed care, and emergency departments as well as other provider resources

PATIENT EDUCATION

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
Asthma Library
Patient resources including free signs and posters, tip sheets, and general asthma articles

American Lung Association
Understand Your Medication
Eight videos to help demonstrate the proper use of various inhalers and additional information about medication

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Asthma Basic Information
Brochures, fact sheets, triggers, and management and treatment information

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Patient Education Handouts
Customizable Asthma Symptom Control handout in English and Spanish to help patients learn to control asthma symptoms

Harvard Medical School
Patient Education Center
Health A-Z: Asthma – basic online information from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment

Healthfinder.gov
Prevent Allergy and Asthma Attacks at Home
Basic information on allergy and asthma attacks and action steps to prevent attacks

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Educational Brochures for Asthma, Lead, and Pesticides
Three printable brochures including educational cartoons, produced by Farmworker Justice, in English and Spanish

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Publications/Fact Sheets
Handouts, fact sheets, asthma wallet card, and more for individuals and schools/child care centers

PRWeb
Asthma Education Delivered via Doctors’ Websites
Web-based Asthma Education Kit to help allergists, family physicians, pediatricians, and other medical professionals to teach their patients about asthma management

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Asthma for Healthcare Professionals
Asthma video and free resources to help patients and caregivers understand environmental asthma triggers

HELPFUL LINKS

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
American Lung Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Air Pollution and Respiratory Health
CDC, National Center for Health Statistics – FASTATS A-Z – Asthma
Healthy People.gov  – Respiratory Diseases
Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – National Asthma Education and Prevention Program