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Asthma Clinical Guidelines Flipchart

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Guidelines and Policies

Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3) released titled Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Full Report, 2007 by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) and provides updated clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. It provides new guidance for selecting treatment based on a patient's individual needs and level of asthma control. The guidelines emphasize that while asthma can be controlled, the condition can change over time and differs among individuals and by age groups. Thus, it is important to regularly monitor the patient's level of asthma control so that treatment can be adjusted as needed.

EPR-3 builds upon complete asthma guidelines issued in 1991 and 1997 and an update on selected topics released in 2002. The guidelines focus on components of asthma care:

  • measures to assess and monitor asthma
  • patient education
  • control of environmental factors and other conditions that can worsen asthma medications

View Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

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Asthma Reporting Guidelines

As of October 2010, asthma is listed as a notifiable disease/condition under Alabama's Administrative Code. The AAP is currently collecting 2014 hospitalization data for asthma cases. The AAP has collected 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 data from hospitals participating in asthma surveillance activities. Please reference the materials below to learn more about hospital level reporting requirements for asthma cases.

Hospital Contact Information: If your hospital has not already done so or your hospital needs to update information, please send your hospital contact information for persons submitting asthma data to the AAP.

Reporting Information: Please reference reporting guidelines to determine asthma report deadlines and data requirements.

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Asthma Care Education

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Asthma and the Flu

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Articles

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Environmental History and Assessment

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Fact Sheets and Posters

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Websites

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Page last updated: January 29, 2018