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Toolkit: Asthma Clinical Resources

Asthma Care Quick Reference:  Diagnosing and Managing Asthma

This tool is an excellent quick resource for the clinician especially as it pertains to setting goals and managing follow-up for these patients.  The resource outlines a stepwise approach to asthma care as well as provides key tables and summary figures contained within the NHLBI Asthma Guidelines.

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The website provides quick reference guides outlining strategies for the identification and avoidance of asthma triggers, simplified treatment explanatins, statistics and scholarly research articles.  The site also provides recommendations for vaccinations and how to manage asthma during travel."

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Asthma Home Environment Checklist

This document from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can be useful in helping patients or caregivers to identify and assess various environmental components that can trigger asthma exacerbations or affect levels of asthma control.  The guide also provides sample tips for mitigation of environmental causes in the home environment.

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American Thoracic Society:  Asthma Center

This website provides a great deal of asthma information for clinicians, from links to epidemiology and surveillance data,  current guidelines and publications,  to a “reading list” containing many of the key landmark publications for asthma treatment.  The website also contains asthma clinical cases to illustrate treatment approaches and disease management.

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