Pediatric asthma: an emergency department assessment tool
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Leighton, Maggie. 2017. Pediatric asthma: an emergency department assessment tool--In Proceedings: 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.51
Background: Asthma is the most common chronic pediatric illness. Thirty percent of asthma patients seek asthma care in the ED instead of their primary care provider (PCP). Methods: This was a quality improvement project for ED providers. The Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument for the Emergency Department (PACCI-ED) is a patient/caretaker survey the ED provider utilized during the assessment of the pediatric asthma patient with a known diagnosis of asthma presenting with respiratory complaints. Patients assessed with the PACCI-ED were eligible for rapid medical evaluation (RME). It has been proven that the PACCI-ED allowed providers to more accurately identify children with poorly controlled and worsening asthma. Conclusion: Implementation of a clear and concise assessment tool for pediatric asthma patients can assist in accurate evaluation of asthma control and assist the ED provider in providing thorough care.
Presented to the 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 28, 2017.
Research completed in the School of Nursing, College of Health Professions