The Point of Care Asthma™ provides fast, intuitive administrative and clinical decision support for assessing asthma severity (patients not being treated for asthma) or asthma control (patients receiving treatment for asthma), selecting treatment plans and medications, and producing a patient-specific, one-page asthma management plan. All recommendations are based on the Expert Panel Report (released August 2007) of the National Asthma Prevention and Education Program (NAEPP-3).
Clinical Decision Support
Through a short series of intuitive screens, the Point of Care Asthma™helps the clinician:
Assess asthma severity (for patients not currently being treated) or control (for patients who are being treated)
Determine most appropriate step (e.g. the level of therapeutic aggressiveness) to initiate therapy or to modify therapy
Select a guideline-recommended treatment plan for that step
Select medications to be used for daily control, for that treatment plan
Select medications to be used for quick relief
Select oral corticosteroids to be used in case of exacerbations
Determine time until next visit.
Point of Care Asthma™ is a time-saver! It automatically generates documents:
For the clinician:
A template for an asthma visit progress note, that can be copied and pasted into other documents
A list of the medications selected, along with instructions for use, for easy ordering
For the patient:
A one-page, color, asthma action plan, with images, phrases and words tested for comprehension by patients with limited literacy. The AAP is currently available in both English and Spanish.
A list of suggestions for avoiding asthma triggers. Available in both English and Spanish.
A template for a consent form to be shared with a child’s school, day care provider, or other authorized agent, giving permission for the child to carry and use medications outside the home.
The written asthma management plan produced by Point of Care Asthma™ meets all Joint Commission requirements for inpatient pediatric admissions
Written Action Plan (AAP)
Point of Care Asthma™ automatically produces a written asthma action plan for the patient/family. Features include:
English and Spanish
Meets all Joint Commission requirements
Tested for comprehension by patients with limited literacy skills