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					ASTHMA GUIDELINES

     May 2010
                       NOT Currently Taking Controllers




Level of severity is determined by both impairment a & risk. Assess impairment by caregivers recall of previous 2-4 weeks.
Assessing Control & Adjusting Therapy
      Children 0-4 Years of Age
                                    Severe
                         Moderate
                Mild




Sx: < 2/week             Daily      Continuous
Nighttime: 0   1-2x/mo   3-4x/mo    > 1x/week
NOT Currently Taking Controllers
Assessing Control & Adjusting Therapy
      Children 5-11Years of Age
                                        Severe
                           Moderate
                  Mild




Sx: < 2 week                   Daily   Continuous
Night: < 2x/mo   3-4x/mo   > 1x/week   Nightly




                                                    EPR-3 (8/28/07): p296-304, 306
NOT Currently Taking Controllers
Assessing Control & Adjusting Therapy In Youths > 12
                   Years & Adults
                                     Severe
                          Moderate
                Mild




Sx: < 2 week               Daily     Continuous
Night: <2x/mo   3-4x/mo    >1/week   Nightly




                                                  EPR-3 (8/28/07): p326-343
              Peak Flow Calculators
• Pediatric/Adolescents (calculates PEFR and % of predicted
  PEFR)
    – http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~spon/picu/calc/peakflow.htm


• Spirometry Calculator (adults)
    – http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40002357/


• Pediatric PEFR Calculator
    – http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/Asthma/peak_flow_zones.html



An easy to remember approximation is: PEFR (L/min) = [Height (cm) - 80] x 5

				
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