Description: The Adrenal Suppression in Pediatric Asthma tool is a resource that provides clinicians with information on adrenal suppression, with a focus on medication such as inhaled corticosteroids, screening and diagnosis, and prevention and recognition.
Decision Support Guidance
Who might use this tool?
- Family Physicians
- General Practitioners
- Nurse Practitioners
- Certified Respiratory Educators
When might they use this tool?
- When caring for a child who has been on recurrent oral corticosteroids or high dose inhaled corticosteroids, especially if they have non-specific symptoms
Why might they use this tool?
- To better understand how to consider, assess, and investigate a patient for adrenal suppression
What are important considerations when using this tool?
- Adrenal suppression is more common than thought, and may have serious consequences if missed
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