Want to get feedback from your Asthma Community Network colleagues? Create your own poll and it will be featured on the Network home page.


What resources are used in your schools to help children with asthma?

ALA’s Open Airways
24% (5 votes)
AARC’s Peak Performance USA
0% (0 votes)
EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools
5% (1 vote)
More than one of the above
24% (5 votes)
10% (2 votes)
Not sure
19% (4 votes)
None of the above
19% (4 votes)
Total votes: 21

How does your school identify which students with asthma need extra school-based services such as case management?

Severity or control assessment from their asthma clinician
14% (3 votes)
Health room visits for asthma symptoms like wheezing
5% (1 vote)
5% (1 vote)
Control assessment by the school nurse based on observation and history
18% (4 votes)
Standardized control assessment questions by survey or interview (e.g. Asthma Control Test)
5% (1 vote)
More than one of the above
55% (12 votes)
Total votes: 22

Is there enough useful information on the various stages of asthma available on the web?

20% (1 vote)
0% (0 votes)
80% (4 votes)
Total votes: 5

How many visits to the home of a child with poorly controlled asthma should a community health worker make in one year?

1 visit
2% (1 vote)
2 visits
11% (6 votes)
3 visits
30% (16 votes)
4 - 5 visits
24% (13 votes)
6+ visits
33% (18 votes)
Total votes: 54

Should allergy status be determined for every patient diagnosed with asthma?

Not always necessary
6% (1 vote)
Should be mandatory
50% (8 votes)
Would not change management
0% (0 votes)
Would encourage environmental control
44% (7 votes)
Total votes: 16

Asthma Education

Asthma action plans

Are not necessary if a physician is readily available
4% (3 votes)
are helpful but patients should always call the doctor before following it
1% (1 vote)
Should be given but the patient should call if they need an oral steroid
13% (9 votes)
Should be provided to all asthma patients along with whatever medications they would need.
82% (58 votes)
Total votes: 71

Are aspects of your asthma program budget being cut as a result of the current economic crisis?

yes, we are experienceing major budget cuts
20% (1 vote)
yes, but only moderate budget cuts
40% (2 votes)
yes, but just a few nonessential programs
20% (1 vote)
no, we are not experiencing any budget cuts
20% (1 vote)
Total votes: 5

Can environmental education without an in-home intervention be effective in improving outcomes?

45% (17 votes)
24% (9 votes)
Too difficult to determine
32% (12 votes)
Total votes: 38

What are the key elements to bringing asthma under control?


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