The objective of this guideline is to assist the pediatrician in the evaluation and treatment of asthma and to outline criteria for referral to a pediatric pulmonologist.
This guideline includes the following:
1.) Recommendations when assessing history, to include onset, current symptoms and triggers, frequency of exacerbations, current medications, previous urgent or emergency care, hospitalizations, impact on quality of life, accompanying conditions, social history, family history of atopy and other relevant information;
2.) Recommendations when completing the physical exam, and laboratory evaluation;
3.) Making a diagnosis;
5.) Follow up and indications for a referral to a pediatric pulmonologist.
Referral recommendations to a pediatric pulmonologist include consultation or co-management of the infant, child or young adult.
If you are a physician and would like more information on the Clinical Practice and Referral Guideline for Asthma Management, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a parent and concerned that your child may have asthma, please consult with your child’s pediatrician or primary care physician.