The new SMART guidelines for children whose asthma is not well controlled, including use of one inhaler for maintenance and rescue, was a significant change to which both caregivers and providers are still adjusting. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, Medical Director of the Community Asthma Prevention Program and Chief Health Equity Officer of the Center for Health Equity at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, reviews: who is eligible for SMART; signs and symptoms of asthma that is not well controlled; case examples; tips for discussing the changes with parents; tips for SMART prescription-writing; benefits of the new guidelines; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on October 28, 2022.
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