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Paediatric Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway

an evidence-based, standardized approach to treating acute asthma exacerbations in patients age 1-17 years of age.

The Paediatric Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway (P-EDACP) is an evidence-based, standardized approach to treating acute asthma exacerbations.  The Paediatric EDACP is for patients age 1 to 17 years with wheeze and/or cough AND asthma diagnosis and/or past history of wheeze, AND presenting with mild, moderate or severe symptoms of asthma as assessed by Paediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure (PRAM) score.

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Courses
Paediatric Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway
In this course, you'll review the evidence-based management of acute asthma in children; the background and utility for the PRAM and P-EDACP; and practice using the P-EDACP through example asthma ED case presentations.

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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