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Indiana State Department of Health

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Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Contains comprehensive guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. The guidelines emphasize the importance of asthma control and introduce new approaches for monitoring asthma.

Continuing Education and Training

  • Asthma Educator Training
 Mark your calendars! The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition, in partnership with the American Lung Association, will be hosting an Asthma Educator Training on April 29 and 30 at the Eskenazi Clinic near 38th and Moller streets in Indianapolis. Details and registration information coming soon.
(Used with permission of the New York State Dept. of Health Asthma Program)         
This step-by step tutorial presented by Mamta Reddy, MD with the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center is intended to assist you, the clinician, in applying the key concepts of the updated recommendations of the National Asthma Education Program (NAEPP), Expert Panel Report -3 (EPR-3) into your practice.
The problem-based learning format of this activity will help you:
• Apply key changes of the NAEPP, EPR-3
• Incorporate communication strategies to promote self management
• Integrate trigger reduction recommendations into clinical practice
• Adopt specific high leverage changes for greatest need and opportunity  
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 3.0 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Of these credits, 1.5 conforms to the AAFP criteria for evidence-based CME clinical content. CME credit has been increased to reflect 2 for 1 credit for only the EB CME portion. When reporting AAFP credit, report total Prescribed and Elective credit for this activity. It is not necessary to label credit as evidence-based CME for reporting purposes. 

ONLINE Resource for Healthcare Providers

  • Printable Asthma Medication Poster Originally developed by the Minnesota Department of Health, these posters were designed as a tool for providers, to assist patients in proper identification of their inhaled asthma medication. Posters contain the a photo, generic and brand name, delivery of dose, and manufactures' name for all inhaled medication commonly prescribed in the US.
A set of simple tools developed by the Michigan Department of Community Health to assist healthcare providers in making treatment decisions for their asthma patients.   
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) has created an online continuing education program to assist primary care providers with implementation of asthma guidelines.
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