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Description: The Decision Tree: Acute Pediatric Asthma tool is a decision aid intended for emergency department management of acute asthma. It provides best practice recommendations for mild, moderate, and severe asthma.

Owner/Author: Richard J. Scarfone and Jeffrey A. Seiden
Year: 2018
Patient Population: Pediatric
Format: Website
Relevant Quality Statement: Asthma Control

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Pediatricians
  • Family Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists

When might they use this tool?

  • When caring for a patient with acute pediatric asthma

Why might they use this tool?

  • To determine treatment options for mild, moderate, and severe acute pediatric asthma

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool is provided for use at no charge to support healthcare providers and patients
  • The information contained within the tool is intended as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of healthcare professionals involved in patient care

LHF has developed the Tool descriptions and Decision Support Guidance with support from Tool authors, and a team of clinical- and research-based experts. If you would like to submit proposed revisions to a Tool, please reach out to us via the “Connect With Us” banner on the Toolkit homepage.