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 (GINA) was updated in 2020 and provides the clinician with guidance on patient diagnosis, assessment of risk, treating to control symptoms and minimize risk, and management of worsening asthma and exacerbations. These evidence-based recommendations strive to bring the benefits of asthma advances to patients across the globe.1

 

ASTHMA MANAGEMENT

 

ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS

Personalized management for adults and adolescents to control symptoms and minimize future risk (Box 3-5 A; pg 54 of GINA guidelines)

Selecting initial controller treatment in adults and adolescents with a diagnosis of asthma (Box 3-4B; pg 51 of GINA guidelines)

 

CHILDREN 6-11 YEARS

Personalized management for children 6-11 years to control symptoms and minimize future risk (Box 3-5B; pg 55 of GINA guidelines)

Selecting initial controller treatment in children aged 6-11 years with a diagnosis of asthma (Box 3-4D; pg 53 of GINA guidelines)

 

CHILDREN 5 YEARS AND YOUNGER

Personalized management of asthma in children 5 years and younger (Box 6-5; pg 152 of GINA guidelines)

 

MANAGEMENT OF EXACERBATIONS

Management of asthma exacerbations in primary care (adults, adolescents, children 6-11 years) (Box 4-3; pg 119 of GINA guidelines)

Primary care management of acute asthma or wheezing in children 5 years and younger (Box 6-8; pg 157 of GINA guidelines)

 

Reference

GINA
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