Update Action Plans When Using SMART for Moderate to Severe Asthma
The shift toward Single Maintenance And Reliever Therapy (SMART) will raise questions about how to manage acute asthma symptoms.
This method uses just one combo inhaler...with an inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta-agonist...for daily maintenance AND as needed for quick relief. The idea is to limit reliance on prn albuterol.
It’s an option for patients age 4 and older who need a maintenance inhaler for moderate to severe asthma...symptoms at least daily.