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Asthma Action Plan

This program provides an overview of asthma action plans and their role and evidence for use in primary care. The tools and resources are aligned with the latest Canadian Thoracic Society guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.

An asthma action plan is a simple self-management tool that reduces healthcare utilization, improves quality of life and has been recommended for all patients with asthma across Canadian and international respiratory guidelines for over 25 years.  However, fewer than 2% of patients receive an action plan in practice. This free 1-hour course will underscore the evidence for asthma action plans and provide a practical approach to completing them for adults and children.

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Promoting Patient Self-Management with an Asthma Action Plan
Discover the evidence for the use asthma action plans in primary care. Learn how to prescribe step-up therapies for asthma exacerbations and how to use a point-of-care tool, the Asthma Action Plan Yellow Zone Step-Up Guide, designed to help clinicians complete the "yellow zone" (acute loss of control zone) of the asthma action plan for adults. Work through two interactive cases to learn how to prepare an action plan for both adults and children.

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