The purpose of this program is to provide a summary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Expert Panel Report-3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma, focusing on adults. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- List at least three common symptoms of asthma.
- Describe the asthma severity and control classifications.
- Differentiate between long-term controller and quick-relief asthma medications and describe at least one potential adverse effect for each medication in each class.