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The Electronic Asthma Management System (eAMS)

Description: The eAMS engages patients with asthma to complete a pre-visit questionnaire through a web portal or app and processes this information to give providers guideline-based advice to optimize therapy, personalized to each individual patient, through easy-to-use prompts built into their electronic medical record system. The eAMS also creates a self-management asthma action plan, which patients can access through their app or web portal anytime, anywhere. This empowers patients to self-manage their asthma, improving their symptoms and helping them to avoid asthma flare-ups and urgent healthcare visits.

Respiratory Medications Reference

Description: The Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Medications Reference provides a comprehensive overview of various respiratory medications for clinicians. It offers information on drugs based upon purpose, minimum age, maximum daily dose, and other indicators.

Respiratory Medications for Inhalation Available in Canada

Description: The Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Medications for Inhalation Available in Canada categorizes respiratory medications for inhalation based upon availability, dose, device, dose counter features, and price. Relevant to Ontario-based clinicians, it also includes coverage through the Ontario Drug Benefit.

Patient Decision Aid: Inhalers for Asthma

Description: Healthcare providers can use this decision aid to help people with asthma make informed decisions about their choice of inhaler in relation to its contribution to climate change. The information is consistent with the NICE guideline on asthma and the SIGN/BTS guideline on asthma and is based on the best available evidence.

My Asthma Diary

Description: My Asthma Diary is a helpful self-management tool developed by Lung Sask. Patients can use the asthma diary to record their information, symptoms, medication use, peak flow meter readings, and asthma triggers.

Mild Asthma Decision Aid (Patients and Care Providers)

Description: The Mild Asthma Decision Aid is a tool designed to engage patients with asthma and their care providers in discussions about current asthma treatment options. The tool helps them to reach a shared decision on treatment that is based on scientific evidence and each individual patient’s goals and preferences.

Initial Management of Pediatric Asthma in Emergent/Urgent Care Settings: Part Two

Description: The Initial Management of Pediatric Asthma in Emergent/Urgent Care Settings: Part Two publication is a document that outlines recommendations for the initial management of pediatric patients presenting to emergent/urgent care settings with acute asthma exacerbations. This guideline provides recommended actions based on the use of the Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure.

Inhaler Resources

Description: This suite of resources was produced by Lung Sask to provide information and education on inhaler use for patients, across a range of devices.

How to Properly Use an Inhaler

Description: This online tool provides a collection of videos that teach users how to use inhalers/puffers properly. Videos are available in English and French and are developed for adults and children.

Delivery Device Instructions

Description: An educational resource that provides patients with information on how to use and care for their inhaler. It provides information to assess asthma factors, the relationship of asthma to work, occupational asthma, and work-exacerbated asthma.