Asthma is a serious chronic illness that can lead to untoward consequences, such as respiratory infection and uncontrolled shortness of breath, resulting in hospitalizations. With effective self-management, the patient can monitor his or her asthma and make important changes to maintain a satisfactory quality of life. But he needs to understand signs and symptoms of exacerbation.
Low literacy tools, such as Stoplight tools can help patients understand how to recognize the symptoms of asthma exacerbation and when to seek emergency care. Stoplight tools divide various signs and symptoms into green, yellow, and red management zones. Green indicates good control, yellow indicates caution and gives specific steps for action, and red indicates a medical crisis that requires calling 911.
This Asthma Stoplight Tool is based on the recommended GOLD standards of care for asthma treatment. It can be customized with your agency’s name and contact information. Available in English and Spanish. 50 sheets per pad