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Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway

The Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway (EDACP) from the Ontario Lung Association and partners is a proactive tool that provides considerations for asthma management based on Asthma Guidelines.

The Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway (EDACP) is an evidence-based, standardized approach to treating acute asthma exacerbations.  The Adult EDACP is for those 16 years and older with a history of asthma, COPD with asthma, pregnancy and asthma, or previous episode of wheezing requiring treatment.

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Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway
In this module, you'll review the background, development and research behind the EDACP; become familiar with the Pathway contents; and practice implementation through a typical asthma ED case presentation.

Disclaimer: 

This Clinical Pathway (A-EDACP) is not intended to set the standard of care applicable in any particular clinical situation. It is merely prepared as a guide to assist physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare providers, in deciding on the appropriate care required for a particular patient. At all times, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare providers must exercise their independent clinical judgment, based on their knowledge, training and experience, taking into account the specific facts and circumstances of each patient, when deciding on the appropriate course of investigation and/or treatment to recommend in a particular clinical situation. Any reference throughout these resources to specific pharmaceutical products as examples does not imply endorsement of any of these products.

The materials provided on this site are intended to be for healthcare providers only. Any other use of the materials is strictly prohibited.

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