PEF recordings at the workplace is an important part of the diagnose of occupational asthma.
This site is devoted to a fully net based program that can be used to create your own PEF read-outs.
WEB-PEF enables you to get input from your patients via the internet.
Using WEB-PEF you can follow your patient on a daily basis and detect occupational situations with an impact on the patientís asthma severity or you can adjust medication.
Since the patient is online you can send him a message that will appear next time heís online, and thereby communicate whenever it suits you and your patient.
WEB-PEF consists of a doctorís module, where you enter patient details, generate login-names and passwords for your patients, communicate with the patient and create reports for your journal.
Creating a new patient involves identification of occupation, main exposure and of up to 4 work tasks you want the patient to indicate being present on a daily basis.
There is a module on allergy testing, and finaly you will have to indicate the type of meter used for the procedure.
The values recorded by your patient needs to be entered in the fields according to time of the day and week. Either your patient does this him/her self through the patientís login, or your secretary does it by selecting the patient and then clicking "Data", using your password.
The procedure is as follows:
First you enter the recorded values:
Then you choose working time and work tasks for each date.
At last you select the degree of each symptom for each date, and if necessary, write a comment.
The graphical output
The program will then provide you with a graphical output through "Journal", that will help you with the diagnose.
If you need it, you can choose a "From" date and a period (1, 2, 3 weeks) and the program will then create a PDF-file of it to analyze, print, email and the like.
When creating a PDF, you will also have a graph showing the variability on workdays and days off work. This illustrates the mean effect of the work on the diurnal variation, showing the timing of the adverse reaction.