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Description: This tool synthesizes content from the Asthma Care in the Community for People 16 Years of Age and Older quality standard from Ontario Health. It is intended for use by health care providers and patients. It covers all of the six quality statements, including: confirming a diagnosis of asthma in adults, asthma management, referral to specialized asthma care, and follow-up after discharge.

Owner/Author: Ontario Health
Year: 2021
Patient Population: Adult
Format: PDF
Relevant Quality Statement: Quality Improvement Resources

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Primary Care Practitioners
  • Respiratory Care Specialists (e.g., Registered Respiratory Therapists, Respirologists, Sleep Technologists)
  • Nurse Educators
  • Administrators

When might they use this tool?

  • In a clinical setting/ during patient visit
  • When developing a program
  • When engaging in quality improvement activities
  • When in need of a quick reference tool

Why might they use this tool?

  • To provide high-quality asthma care
  • To access a quick reference for suggested evidence-based approaches to asthma care:
    1. Confirming diagnosis
    2. Management
    3. Referral and follow-up after discharge

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • The placemat (summary) is a quick reference guide for clinicians and is to be used in partnership with the associated quality standard
  • This tool includes important quality improvement tools and resources at the end of the document (i.e., webinar links, measurement indicators and guidance, action plans and healthcare provider educational tools)
  • This tool provides a link to Quorum: Ontario Health’s online community for those working on or interested in health care quality improvement, which also includes a more fulsome list of tools and resources (beyond what is captured in the summary/placemat)

LHF has developed the Tool descriptions and Decision Support Guidance with support from Tool authors, and a team of clinical- and research-based experts. If you would like to submit proposed revisions to a Tool, please reach out to us via the “Connect With Us” banner on the Toolkit homepage.