Helpful Links & Resources

The following links and resources can help you better manage asthma for you and your family. 

Find an Allergist

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides a mapping tool for patients to find a Certified Allergist in their area to treat allergies and asthma. To find a Certified Allergist near you, click here.

Children's Medical Services Plan

Children's Medical Services has updated the eligibility and screening attestation to include severe persistent asthma (IDC10 codes J45.50- J45.52). View and print the CMS Clinical Eligibility Attestation form here

Medicaid Health Care Alert

Reimbursement claims of spacer devices for inhalers, under durable medical equipment and pharmacy service benefits, made by health plans will be accepted. For more information please view the Provider Alert from the Medicaid Office on January 26, 2016, which can be found using the Florida Medicaid Web Portal. 

The National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute

This site provides easy-to-read information about asthma to help you learn about the latest information on asthma management. To visit their website, click here.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This federal agency informs people about the environment and develops and enforces regulations to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the environment. Learn how you can control asthma triggers indoors and outdoors by clicking here. View and print the EPA's Asthma Home Environment Checklist here.

Allergy & Asthma Network

This national nonprofit network of families offers information about living with allergies and asthma. This Web site can help with your questions, concerns, and fears about asthma. To view the Asthma & Allergy Network website, click here. To view the Networks's e-news and other publications, click here.

American Lung Association 

The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by asthma and offers a variety of resources and information about the disease. Check out some of their key asthma support and education resources here.

 

Asthma Mobile Apps

App

Description

Goals

Cost

Wellpets

Wizdy Pets

Wizdy Pets is for kids ages 6-11 care for a loveable pet that wants to blow fire to defeat the smog monster, but cannot because it has asthma. Kids can care for the pet in a way that mirrors their own self-care.

Inhaler technique

Controller medication timing

Trigger avoidance

Symptom recognition

$2.99

 Asthma Sense

Asthma Sense

 

Asthma Sense is an asthma management app that uses acoustic respiratory monitoring that measures the sounds caused by breathing distress. The measurement is taken via Bluetooth and sends it to the app for measurement. The measurements can also be sent to the parent’s phone for monitoring.

Symptoms

Breathing measurements

Medication use

Adherence to Asthma Action Plan

Alerts to take medications

Free (iTunes only)

(Sensor is $150)

 

Assist Me With Inhalers

 

Assist Me With Inhalers is a patient centered app that instructs patients on how to use their inhaler and it will even set a reminder for them to take scheduled treatments. The app has 11 types of inhalers that it goes over. These types include: MDI – closed and open mouthed, MDI spacer, Aerolizer, autohaler, diskus, flexhaler, twisthaler, handihaler, respimat and neohaler.

Inhaler technique

Medication compliance

Alerts to take medication

Free

Inhaler

Asthma Journal 

 

Many doctors recommend asthma patients to keep a daily journal to keep track of asthma symptoms, potential triggers, and medications. It helps doctors diagnose the cause of asthma and prescribe the most effective treatment. But, the paper and pencil based journals are hard to keep, and very difficult to sort through during the few precious minutes doctor spend with the patient in an office visit. The Asthma Journal app changes that.

Asthma education

Symptoms

Triggers

Medication Use

 

Free

Pro version: $4.99

Asthma Buddy

Asthma Buddy

 

Asthma Buddy is a take-anywhere reminder of your day-to-day asthma medications. This easy to use app can help you to recognize if your asthma is getting worse and tell you what to do in response.

Medication Use

Peak Flow Tracker

Asthma Action Plan

Symptoms

Triggers

Asthma Education

Free

pollen

Allergy Alert

 

Pollen.com's Allergy Alert's friendly application provides index levels for four different conditions: Allergy (Pollen), Asthma, Cold and Cough, and Ultraviolet Sensitivity. With a simple touch of the screen, you can plan your day with the One Day Alerts or think about your whole week with the four day forecasts!

Pollen alerts

 Free

 

Content source:  American Lung Association