What is the efficacy of monitoring in pediatric asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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In the author's asthma clinic, a member of the asthma care team sits with each patient to review the written asthma care plan and to write and discuss in detail a rescue plan for acute episodes, which includes instructions about identifying signs of an acute episode, using rescue medications, monitoring, and contacting the asthma care team. These items are reviewed at each visit.

One study using directly observed administration of daily preventive asthma medications by a school nurse showed significantly improved symptoms among urban children with persistent asthma. [67]


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