Asthma severity and symptoms may change over time. So treatment needs to be adjusted accordingly. Patients need to learn the skills of monitoring symptoms’ effective safe management and having a written action plan. Written asthma action plans serve as a formal point of reference and must be put to action by the physician, patient, and their family.

Asthma patients and their physicians must establish a direct point of contact and make clear communication a common practice. Severe asthma patients should engage in shared decision making with an asthma specialist to ensure the right treatment at the right time for you.