Description: The eAMS engages patients with asthma to complete a pre-visit questionnaire through a web portal or app and processes this information to give providers guideline-based advice to optimize therapy, personalized to each individual patient, through easy-to-use prompts built into their electronic medical record system. The eAMS also creates a self-management asthma action plan, which patients can access through their app or web portal anytime, anywhere. This empowers patients to self-manage their asthma, improving their symptoms and helping them to avoid asthma flare-ups and urgent healthcare visits.
Description: An online educational and practical resource for clinicians caring for people with severe asthma. The toolkit is designed for clinicians in primary and specialist care, in both private and public clinic settings. It covers the following topics: What is severe asthma; Diagnosis and Assessment; Management; Medications; Co-Morbidities; Living with Severe Asthma; Establishing a Clinic; and Paediatrics.
Description: The Severe and Difficult to Control Asthma Referral Tool is intended to help healthcare practitioners determine whether patients require an asthma referral based on medication, control, and Canadian Thoracic Society Asthma Control criteria.
Description: The Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Medications Reference provides a comprehensive overview of various respiratory medications for clinicians. It offers information on drugs based upon purpose, minimum age, maximum daily dose, and other indicators.
Description: This tool synthesizes content from the Asthma Care in the Community for People Under 16 Years of Age quality standard from Ontario Health. It is intended for use by health care providers and caregivers. It covers all six of the quality statements, including: confirming a diagnosis of asthma in children and adolescents, asthma management; referral to specialized pediatric asthma care, and follow-up after discharge.
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.
Description: The Provider Asthma Assessment Form (PAAF) is a point of care asthma management tool for primary care EMRs. It is adapted from the LHF asthma care map and includes the PRESTINE asthma data elements, asthma performance indicators, and an algorithm to identify severe uncontrolled asthma. To date, it is implemented in OSCAR at the Queen’s Family Health Team.
Description: The Initial Management of Pediatric Asthma in Emergent/Urgent Care Settings: Part Two publication is a document that outlines recommendations for the initial management of pediatric patients presenting to emergent/urgent care settings with acute asthma exacerbations. This guideline provides recommended actions based on the use of the Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure.
Description: The Initial Management of Pediatric Asthma in Emergent/Urgent Care Settings: Part One publication is a document that outlines recommendations to support early identification and initial management of children and youth with asthma who present to emergent/urgent care settings across British Columbia. The package consists of clinical support documents and educational tools that, when used together, assist the emergency clinician to screen, rapidly assess and begin implementation of interventions in the emergent/urgent care setting.