Staying updated on the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma can be challenging. Two organizations have new materials that can help.
The Global Initiative on Asthma (GINA) recently updated its Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, incorporating new scientific information about asthma based on a review of recent scientific literature. Tools from the update include:
- 2019 GINA Report
- Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention
- 2019 Diagnosis and Management of Difficult-to-treat and Severe Asthma
- Other reports and implementation materials
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has created practical, concise, evidence-based documents intended to provide a clinically meaningful guide toward the goal of well-controlled asthma for every patient. The tools focus on how to conduct a sustained step-up in asthma therapy for the patient with not well-controlled or poorly controlled asthma, and step-down therapy as appropriate.
- Asthma Yardstick – Step-up Therapy 2017
- Pediatric Asthma Yardstick – Step-up Therapy 2018
- Asthma Controller Step-down Yardstick – Pediatric and Adult 2019 (NEW!)
Visit GetAsthmaHelp.org for more patient and professional asthma information.
Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Asthma Program