- An asthma diary can help persons with asthma better monitor their asthma. Asthma diaries, which may be paper-based or in an electronic format, can be used to track (1) asthma symptoms (and the severity of symptoms), (2) medication use, (3) peak flow readings, and (4) asthma triggers .
- By tracking this information, individuals can assess whether their asthma is controlled or uncontrolled. If asthma is uncontrolled, the diary can help identify possible reasons why.
- The following is an example of an asthma diary created by The Lung Association. Inclusion of this resource does not constitute an endorsement by RNAO
Sample: Lung Association`s Asthma Diary - click here.
Adult Asthma Care Guidelines for Nurses: Promoting Control of Asthma