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.
After completing this 60-minute course, you'll be better able to:
This e-learning activity is a form of self-study using enduring materials (e-learning modules) as defined by the Maintenance of Proficiency (Mainpro+®) Program of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Self-study using e-learning modules is included under the Non-Certified Self-Learning credit category. Any non-certified activity is generally eligible for one non-certified credit per hour.
This e-learning activity is a form of self-study using enduring materials (e-learning modules) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Self-study using e-learning modules is included as an example of a Section 2 activity. Reviewing enduring materials is generally valued at 0.5 credit per topic. However, additional research/self-study using the e-learning can also be submitted as Personal Learning Projects (PLPs) where you will earn two (2) credits per hour.
We estimate this activity should take 1 hour.
This fillable asthma action plan for adults from the Lung Health Foundation is a simple self-management tool that provides instructions for patients on: regular asthma treatment; how to recognize loss of asthma control (worsening asthma symptoms); when and how to modify medications to avert a full-blown exacerbation; and when to access the medical system.
This fillable asthma action plan for children from the Lung Health Foundation is a simple self-management tool that provides instructions for patients on: regular asthma treatment; how to recognize loss of asthma control (worsening asthma symptoms); when and how to modify medications to avert a full-blown exacerbation; and when to access the medical system.
This simple point-of-care tool provides a fast and easy way to complete the yellow zone (acute loss of control zone) of an adult asthma action plan without having to look up what dose formulations and devices are available in each puffer and what regulatory limits are for each.
A handy summary of the instructions for completing the Asthma Action Plan yellow zone and when to refer to a specialist.
A document that lists some additional, module-specific resources you might find helpful to your learning, and a full reference list for the e-learning module.
This program for primary care providers is an evidence-based education and management program focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The tools and resources herein are aligned with the latest Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) guidelines.
Understand the role of spirometry as an objective measurement of lung disease, review spirometry testing and standards.
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