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Health Care Practitioners & Health Plan Resources

The EXHALE technical package represents a group of strategies, which, based on the best available evidence, can improve asthma control and reduce health care costs. It is intended as a resource to inform decision-making in communities, organizations, and states (CDC).

This Asthma Quick Reference guide is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of Health. The quick reference adheres to guidelines from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3). 

Our efforts with home visiting will contribute to health equity by mitigating early-life risk factors for children in underserved communities, and also giving them key skills to help manage asthma symptoms they already have. This is in line with our efforts in schools, but has the additional advantage of allowing us to reach children who may miss large amounts of school days because of poorly controlled asthma symptoms.

  • Asthma Educator Certification
    The National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) exam is a voluntary testing program used to assess qualified health professionals knowledge in asthma education. It is an evaluative process that demonstrates that rigorous education and experience requirements have been met.
  • Asthma Self-Management Education: A Compilation of Selected Resources:     This document was prepared for grantees supported by the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Funding Opportunity Announcement EH14-1404, Comprehensive Asthma Control through Evidence-based Strategies and Public Health – Health Care Collaboration.  This document is intended to be used as a resource for identifying evidence-based asthma self-management education curricula. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to highlight curricula that have been evaluated, are available nationally, and are ready for implementation. The NACP seeks to expand access to comprehensive asthma control services.  One of the strategies to strengthen asthma control efforts is Asthma Self-Management Education (AS-ME). The purpose of this strategy is to educate people with asthma in self-management skills.

The FSRC encourages and promotes professional excellence, advancing the science and practice of respiratory care, and serves as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession, and the respiratory therapist.

  • Joint Commission Children’s Asthma Care
    Three children’s asthma care (CAC) measures in the hospital setting include: Use of Relievers for Impatient Asthma; Use of Systemic Corticosteroids for Inpatient Asthma; Home Management Plan of Care Given to Patient/Caregiver.
  • NAEPP Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)
    The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), convened an expert panel in 2007 to complete a systematic review of the published medical literature and to update the asthma guidelines to reflect the latest scientific advances.  This document 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, emphasizing the importance of regularly monitoring the patient’s level of asthma control and adjusting treatment as needed.


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