Increasing the use of anti-inflammatory agents for acute asthma in the emergency department: experience with an asthma care map.

@article{Rowe2008IncreasingTU,
  title={Increasing the use of anti-inflammatory agents for acute asthma in the emergency department: experience with an asthma care map.},
  author={Brian H. Rowe and Anthony M Chahal and Carol H Spooner and Sandra B Blitz and Ambikaipakan Senthilselvan and Duncan Wilson and Brian R. Holroyd and Mark J. Bullard},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={20-6}
}
PURPOSE Acute asthma is a common emergency department (ED) presentation and variation in its management is well recognized. The present study examined the use of an asthma care map (ACM) in one Canadian ED to improve adherence to acute asthma guidelines, emphasizing the use of systemic corticosteroids (SCSs) and inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). METHODS Three time periods were studied: the 15 months before ACM introduction (PRE), the 15 months following a three-month introduction of the ACM… CONTINUE READING

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