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Asthma Condition Management: What does it Mean to Have Good Control?

Good asthma condition management is about more than making sure your child takes prescribed asthma medicines. It’s about more than doing your best in spite of his or her symptoms. It’s about understanding the asthma symptoms children commonly experience and preventing them; knowing your child’s asthma triggers; and helping your child follow the treatment plan even when he or she feels well.

‘Good Control’ Asthma Checklist

  • How are you and your child doing with asthma condition management? Use this checklist:
  • Your child only needs to use quick-relief asthma medicines two days a week or less.
  • There are ...

New Asthma Education Tools for Health Plan Providers Help Reduce Costs

 Nurse by Walt Stoneburner, on Flickr

Prevention and disease management programs are some of the best ways to help keep health care costs low. According to the American Lung Association , about 7.1 million children under the age of 18 were affected by asthma in 2009. The health care cost of the chronic disease is about $50.1 billion annually. Furthermore, asthma is the leading cause of school absences and the third-leading cause of hospitalizations in children under age 15. Health insurance providers are finding that asthma education ...


Help with Asthma: Preparing Your Child for the School Year

BackpacksThe school year is often the time parents need the most help with asthma management for their children. When children are in an environment parents can’t control, there is an increased risk of exposure to respiratory infections and asthma triggers. Respiratory infections are a common cause of asthma flare-ups in young children. The following tips will help you prepare your child to practice effective asthma condition management during the new school year.

Encourage hand washing. Hand washing is one of the best ways your child can avoid catching a cold or flu. Teach your child about the importance of ...


Health Care Providers and Asthma Condition Management

DoctorThe first line of defense in diagnosing and treating asthma is a patient’s health care provider. Nevertheless, asthma condition management remains an under-recognized need. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) created Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3), which gives physician’s a new look at the control and prevention of asthma attacks and symptoms.

In the updated guidelines, the NAEPP outlines six clinical practice recommendations to aid with asthma condition management. These include:

1. The use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). According to the NAEPP, inhaled corticosteroids are one of the most effective and preferred ...