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.
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 that this activity should take 1 hour.
Information about the Paediatric Emergency Department Asthma Care Pathway background and the tools you need to implement it in your healthcare setting.
This Clinical Pathway (P-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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