Integrating Environmental Management of Asthma into Pediatric Health Care

This article from Clinical Pediatrics by James R. Roberts, MD, MPH, Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, Leyla E. McCurdy, MPhil, Jane S. Chang, MPH, Mauro A. Salas, RRT, MPH, Bernard Eskridge, MD, Lisa de Ybarrondo, MD, Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Lynnette Mazur, MD, and Catherine J. Karr, MD, PhD, serves as a follow up to a 2013 article, also in Clinical Pediatrics, evaluating NEEF’s Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma training. This evaluation reveals that trainees “reported robust improvement in environmental triggers knowledge and intention to recommend environmental management.” Additionally, many institutions have successfully integrated NEEF’s Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma Guidelines into their Electronic Health Records databases. Major program benefits, as well as challenges and suggestions for the future were identified.