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Pediatric Asthma Initiative: List of Supplemental Resources

 

Resources for Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma

Below is a list of online resources in the following categories:

 

Federal Government Agencies

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

National Institutes of Health, Division of Environmental Protection

National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Library of Medicine

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency    

 

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations

 

Below is a list of organizations that have general websites about asthma for health care providers and/or patients. Organizations that have specific resources related to environmental triggers of asthma, but do not have general websites about asthma are listed under health professional and/or patient resources.


Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.

Allies Against Asthma

Academic Pediatric Association

America’s Health Insurance Plans Taking on Asthma Initiative

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (En Español)

American Academy of Family Physicians

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

 

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

 

American College of Emergency Physicians

 

American Lung Association

 

 Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

 

Merck Childhood Asthma Network

National Association of School Nurses

 

National Medical Association

 

 

 

Educational Resources for Health Care Providers:

 

 

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines


American Medical Association. Essential Guide to Asthma.
   
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. July 2007.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Global Initiative for Asthma. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention. 2012.

New York State of Consensus Asthma Guideline Expert Panel. Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Adults and Children with Asthma. July 2013.

University of Connecticut Health Center. Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors (pdf). September 30, 2004.

 

 

 

General Resources:

The resources in this category include general and topic-specific information about environmental triggers of asthma for health care providers.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Non-pharmacologic Approaches to Asthma Management. 2003.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information about potentially effective interventions for asthma    

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Asthma Information
  
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Asthma and the Role of Air Pollution: What the Primary Care Physician Should Know
  
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Provider education on creating a medical home for asthma    

University of Michigan and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Asthma Care Education Program
 

 

Books and Manuals

Institute of Medicine. Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Clearing the Air Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures. 2000.

Institute of Medicine. Damp Indoor Places and Health. 2004.

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health. Pediatric Environmental Health 3rd ed. 2011.

International Joint Commission and Ontario College of Family Physicians. Environmental Health in Family Medicine. 2000. [CD ROM]

 

 

 

Case Studies

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Environmental Triggers of Asthma. Expiration date: October 16, 2012.

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. Indoor Mold Exposure - Effects, Recognition, and Management.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Community Asthma Prevention Program Case Study

 

 

 

Continuing Education Modules

Free CME/MOC credits available through American College of Preventive Medicine's webcast featuring NEEF's Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma Guidelines' lead author, James Roberts, MD, MPH. (Registration required)
http://www.vodium.com/goto/acpm/conference.asp

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Asthma Training Curriculum.
(Accredited for CME, CNE, CECH, CEU)

Environmental Protection Agency. Ozone and Your Patients' Health: Training for Health Care Providers. 

American College of Preventive Medicine and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Environmental Triggers of Asthma Clinical Assessment.

The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. Environmental Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution. 1991.
(Click on the Peer-Reviewed Modules link on the right and scroll down to find module)

The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. Indoor Environmental Quality: A Continuing Medical Evaluation Lecture Module for Clinicians. (Click on the Peer-Reviewed Modules link on the right and scroll down to find module)


 

Presentations

National Nursing Centers Consortium's asthma education for health care professionals presentation: Integrated Pest Management & Healthy Homes: Asthma, Pests & Allergens

Minnesota Department of Health online training: Reducing Environmental Triggers of Asthma in the Home.

Environmental Protection Agency. Controlando los Factores del Asma.  Spanish language video describing common environmental asthma triggers found indoors and out.  EPA product #402-C-04-003 (DVD) or 402-V-04-002 (VHS).

American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatric Asthma Speaker’s Kit

California Air Resources Board. Health Update: Ozone Generators Sold as “Air Purifiers”. October 1, 2012. 

 

 

 

Patient Materials/Resources

General


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Meeting the Challenge: Don't Let Asthma Keep You Out of the Game

Environmental Protection Agency

 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Asthma Books, Pamphlets, and Additional Resources
    • Pamphlets, including: 
      • Origins of Asthma
      • Diagnosis of Asthma
      • Non-Pharmacologic Approaches
      • Pharmacologic Management
      • Management Aids
      • Asthma and School
    • Books, including: 
      • Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parents Needs to Know (2011)
      • Pediatric Pulmonology (2011)
      • Care of the Young Athlete 2nd Edition (2010)
    • Additional resources, including: 
      • How to help your allergies and asthma easy reader sheet
      • How asthma friendly is your school?
      • Is the action plan working?
      • Helping the student with asthma
      • Food allergies and reactions easy reader sheet

 

American Lung Association

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Children, parent, and caregiver programs

National Safety Council
Asthma Information

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Pediatric Asthma: Overview

Nemours Foundation
Asthma information for kids

 

 

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Allergen Attack! A Job for the Micro Force Comic Book

 

Dust Mites

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Dust Mites

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Allergens & Irritants: Dust Mites

 

Air Cleaners

Environmental Protection Agency
"Ozone Generators Sold as Air Cleaners" information

American Lung Association
Residential Air Cleaners: Factsheet

 

Animal Allergens

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Allergens & Irritants: Pets & Animals

 

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Advice from Your Allergist...Pet Allergy

 

Cockroach Allergen

 

Environmental Protection Agency Cockroaches and Other Pests

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences  Allergens & Irritants: Cockroaches

 

Pest Control and Integrated Pest Management


Environmental Protection Agency 

 

 

 

Mold/Mildew

 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mold Information

 

 

Environmental Protection Agency Molds

 

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Allergens & Irritants: Mold

 

 

 

Environmental Tobacco Smoke

 

Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Allergens & Irritants: Cigarette Smoke

American Academy of Pediatrics Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Brochure 

American Lung Association

 

children's environmental health excellent award

 

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