Making a Difference in the Management of Asthma

Management of asthma: a guide to the airways. Therapists will provide valuable assistance in achieving the objectives. I challenge each of you, not only the data at the level of asthma care ….

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Making a Difference in the Management of Asthma

  • Preface … v
  • Letter From the American Association for Respiratory Care… vii
  • Acknowledgements … ix
  • Introduction … 1
  • Part I. Providing Optimal Management of Asthma … 3
  • What Is Asthma? … 3
  • Basic Components of Effective Asthma Care … 4
  • Component 1. Assessment and Monitoring … 5
  • Component 2. Control of Factors Contributing to Asthma Severity… 8
  • Component 3. Pharmacologic Therapy: Managing Asthma Long Term … 11
  • Component 4. Patient Education for a Partnership in Asthma Care … 12
  • Managing Exacerbations of Asthma … 19
  • Home Treatment… 19
  • Emergency and Hospital Management … 21
  • Measuring Outcomes … 24
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Outcomes… 24
  • Resource Utilization … 26
  • Part II. Establishing an Asthma Disease-Management Program… 29
  • What Is an Asthma Disease-Management Program? … 29
  • Costs … 30
  • Outcomes… 30
  • Cornerstones of an Asthma Disease-Management Program … 31
  • Professional Education … 31
  • Patient/Family Education and Management Strategies … 32
  • System Supports … 32
  • Planning an Asthma Disease-Management Program … 34
  • Background … 34
  • Program Design … 35
  • Implementation Strategies … 36
  • Administrative, Legal, and Liability Issues … 36
  • Evaluation Plan: Outcomes… 36
  • Budget … 37
  • Evaluating Program Impact … 37
  • Selected Resources … 39
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