Does using an asthma prompting form improve asthma care in a pediatric office?
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Debra Pile, Does Using an Asthma Prompting Form Improve Asthma Care in a Pediatric Office?, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Volume 28, Issue 3, May–June 2013, Pages 275–281, ISSN 0882-5963, 10.1016/j.pedn.2012.08.002.
An asthma exacerbation can be a life-threatening experience. This project tested the effectiveness of using a prompting form to improve childhood asthma care. Thirty randomly selected charts without a prompt form in a pediatric practice were compared for differences with thirty randomly selected charts with a completed prompting form. The number of medications reviewed (p = .001) and the frequency of refills written (p = .024) were significantly higher in the prompt group. Education was higher (p = .000) and triggers were more frequently discussed in the prompt group. The use of a prompting form facilitates discussion and improves preventive asthma care.
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