Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Purpose and Scope

  • This best practice guideline focuses on assisting nurses working in diverse practice settings in providing basic asthma care for children and their families.
  • This guideline focuses on children who have a diagnosis of asthma along with their families, and includes recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment, management, education, referral and follow-up.
  • The word “child” or “children” is used to refer to individual(s) from birth to 18 years of age.
  • For individuals 18 years of age and older, refer to the RNAO nursing best practice guideline Adult Asthma Care Guidelines for Nurses: Promoting Control of Asthma.
Women and Children
Promoting Asthma Control in Children
Background Information