Current Guideline for Asthma

Current Guideline for Treating Asthma

Practice guidelines can improve both the outcomes and process of care when managing patients with asthma. The most current Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention (Global Initiative for Asthma [GINA] guideline) was updated in 2021 and provides clinicians with guidance on diagnostic considerations, risk assessment, symptomatic management, and guidance for escalating therapy in cases of severe uncontrolled asthma. These evidence-based recommendations are particularly useful for the recognition of appropriate treatment patterns for asthma of varying severity.1

ASTHMA MANAGEMENT

ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS

Personalized management for adults and adolescents to control symptoms and minimize future risk1 (Box 3-4 B; pg 54 of 2021 GINA guidelines)

 

Selecting initial controller treatment in adults and adolescents with a diagnosis of asthma1 (Box 3-4B; pg 54 of GINA guidelines)

 

CHILDREN AGED 6-11 YEARS

Personalized management for children aged 6-11 years to control symptoms and minimize future risk1 (Box 3-5B; pg 60 of GINA guidelines)

 

Selecting initial controller treatment in children aged 6-11 years with a diagnosis of asthma1 (Box 3-4D; pg 57 of GINA guidelines)

 

MANAGEMENT OF EXACERBATIONS

Management of asthma exacerbations in primary care (adults, adolescents, children aged 6-11 years)1 (Box 4-3; pg 125 of GINA guidelines)

 

Reference:

 

  1. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention. Updated 2021 (https://ginasthma.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GINA-Main-Report-2021-V2-WMS.pdf).