March 29, 2017

ACU’s “Building an Asthma Care Home” Training

Building an Asthma Care Home: Engaging Clinicians, Patients and Caregivers in Comprehensive Asthma Management  

This 90-minute course focuses on incorporating environmental trigger control into a comprehensive asthma management plan in order to decrease asthma episodes. The goal of this program is to improve the quality of comprehensive asthma care by training health care providers to incorporate culturally and linguistically appropriate education on environmental asthma trigger management consistent with the 2007 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines.

The course covers:

  • Federal Asthma Disparities Action Plan: a multi-level federal coordinated asthma plan
  • Comprehensive asthma management within the Patient Centered Medical Home Model
  • Review of the 2007 the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Guidelines with emphasis on environmental trigger management
  • Demonstration of electronic health record (EHR) asthma clinical decision support and patient self management tools
  • Low literacy and multilingual asthma resources

This training, presented in English, took place on July 25. The speakers were Lois Wessel, CFNP, Associate Director of Programs at ACU and Anna Gard,FNP-C, Disparities Consultant at  ACU. The intended audience is health care providers who work with at-risk populations, including primary care clinicians, nurses, health educators, social workers, support staff, school nurses, community health workers, health coaches and “promotoras de salud.”

You may view the recorded webinar here: http://youtu.be/pnC3sp6YPVA

(Please note that currently there are no CE/CME credits available for this recorded training.)