Informational Resources

American Lung Association of Minnesota

Asthma Management in Education Settings
Educational Tools

http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/asthma/resources/for-health-professionals/

This material has been selected to provide the latest asthma diagnosis and management information for clinicians, including; practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists. It is designed to promote sharing of information in standardized formats between all disciplines involved in asthma management. Information has been approved by the CDC and DOH, using NHLBI guidelines.



Childhood Asthma Leadership CoalitionChildhood Asthma Leadership Coalition http://www.childhoodasthma.org/?t2t_feature=research

The Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition aims to amplify the research and evidence-based analysis of the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN) and George Washington University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and other Coalition members by translating research findings to policy solutions for children with asthma. One of the Coalition's policy goals is to increase the dissemination and implementation of asthma management strategies that have proven to work in controlled settings.


Environmenta Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Asthma Program
http://www.epa.gov/asthma/hcprofessionals.html

The EPA supports scientific research to investigate links between factors in the environment and asthma. They strive to make sure doctors and other health care providers and their patients have access to the latest science about how the environment can affect asthma symptoms. EPA provides information about common  asthma triggers and recommendations for reducing exposure to them. This website also provides links and information on how to order EPA asthma related materials.



National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Logo

NACI In the Know eNewsletter

NACI In the Know, a quarterly eNewsletter by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's National Asthma Control Initiative loaded with valuable strategies, resources, and networking opportunities to advance asthma best practices. Sign up and make sure to tell your family, friends, and others interested in the asthma arena about this valuable new source of information.



Smoke Free Homes

Smoke Free Homes
http://www.kidslivesmokefree.org/

Smoke Free Homes is a comprehensive, national effort to train pediatric clinicians in brief, effective methods to reduce children's secondhand smoke exposure through parental smoking cessation and harm reduction.



Allies Against Asthma Resource Bank

Allies Against Asthma Resource Bank
http://www.asthma.umich.edu/

The Allies Against Asthma Resource Bank is a centralized database for sharing information about resources, tools and materials that may be useful to coalitions and community programs addressing asthma, including:
  • Materials to educate individuals about asthma
  • Resources to help implement asthma intervention programs
  • Evaluation/survey instruments to measure asthma-related activities or outcomes
  • Materials to assist community coalition efforts



National Guideline Clearing House

REPORTS: Key Clinical Activities for Quality Asthma Care Recommendations of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5206a1.htm




National Athletic Trainers' Association

NATA Issues Asthma in Athletics Position Statement

http://www.nata.org/NR061405

Recognition, Prevention, and Management of Asthma in Athletics
http://www.nata.org/NR092205

Certified athletic trainers (ATCs), as well as other allied health care professionals, are in a unique position to help coaches, parents and athletes, recognize, prevent and manage asthma. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has issued its first ever position statement on Management of Asthma in Athletics which will appear in its entirety in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training. NATA offers recommendations for ATCs and other health care professionals on these pages.


MinnesotaHelp.Info - Senior Link

http://www.minnesotahelp.info/Public/pui_results.aspx?SearchID=313B6073-2084-4F96-A016-EAC1EBA91F38

MinnesotaHelp.Info - Senior Link offers comprehensive programs to help cover costs for low-income, uninsured or underinsured patients. You can e-mail questions or comments to the Senior LinkAge Line® at senior.linkage@state.mn.us or call 1-800-333-2433.



Global Initiative for Asthma
Global Initiative for Asthma
http://www.ginasthma.com

The Global Initiative for Asthma was created to help health care professionals and public health officials around the world reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. It prepares scientific reports on asthma management and prevention, encourages dissemination and adoption of the reports, and promotes international collaboration on asthma research.

The Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention Workshop is a joint effort of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the World Health Organization.

Publications are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland USA 20892 and the Global Initiative for Asthma Secretariat, Department of Respiratory Diseases, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.



National Association of School Nurses
National Association of School Nurses: Issue Brief


Self-Administration of Rescue Inhalers for Asthma in the School Setting (2011)



Virtual Hospital : a digital library of health information

Virtual Hospital - University of Iowa

Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual Hospital digital library contains thousands of textbooks and booklets for health care providers and patients. Asthma is one of many areas covered under this on line program.

The Virtual Hospital digital library also delivers Continuing Education (CE) to health care provider's offices and homes in a clinically relevant context at their convenience, thereby making CE more effective and efficient.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:34AM