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:
Referral recommendations to a pediatric pulmonologist include consultation or co-management of the infant, child or young adult.
If you would like more information on the Clinical Practice and Referral Guideline for Asthma Management, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
KHF developed this guideline based on information detailed by the NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/) guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, Full Report 2007, and in collaboration with a pediatric pulmonologist from Georgia Pediatric Subspecialists. The recommendations in the guideline do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment. The intent is to build a consensus of care in the pediatric community and provide a framework for clinical decision-making. Last revised 2/2010