Community Pediatric Asthma Service

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Health Care Providers

If you are looking for referral information, click the link below.

In this section, we have gathered resources and tools for health care providers to provide consistent, medically accurate (Guidelines) messaging for asthma patients.

 


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Update on our Appointment Process

During COVID, we book the first new patient appointment for asthma education by phone or virtual (Skype or Zoom).  We schedule in-person appointments based on our assessment of the need for spirometry, technology challenges, preferred language and changing restrictions in Alberta Health Services and the Province.

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Asthma 101

Pediatric asthma knowledge from health professionals for medically accurate asthma information.

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Asthma Info in 14 languages

Our most popular asthma content in 14 languages.

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Helpful links for parents and youth.

  1. Asthma Guidelines

    The Canadian Thoracic Society houses all respiratory guidelines on their site.  The first Canadian Asthma Consensus Guideline was published in 1999 and remains the foundation document for asthma care in Canada. Subsequent documents are updates to specific sections therefore it is recommended that all health providers of respiratory education be familiar with the founding principles.

    Statement from the Canadian Asthma Management Consensus Summary: 
    “Asthma education is an essential component of asthma management for all patients. Guided self-management, combining asthma education, regular medical review, self-assessment and a written action plan have been shown to reduce hospitalizations, emergency visits, urgent physician visits, missed days at work or school, days of restricted activity and improved pulmonary function in children and adults.” 

  2. What's New?

  • Asthma Canada Resources
  • Respirology Pediatrics Link:  8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Phone: 403-955-1098
  • With a goal to provide the best asthma care for kids and families, the Alberta Childhood Asthma Pathway is in full swing. 
  • Primary Care Networks Specialist Link: Linking Calgary area physicians
  • Transitioning to Adult Care?  Growing up is hard, but even harder when you live with a chronic condition.  The Transition Navigator Trial is an approved research study evaluating patients who are moving from pediatric to adult care.  Visit their website for more information about the trial and how you can participate.
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