Hospitals & Primary Care Providers
The Florida Asthma Coalition collaborates with Hospitals and Providers throughout the state to decrease the burden of asthma. Our member's engagement in the Hospital Workgroup and Provider Workgroup set the standards of asthma care, create recognition criteria for Asthma-Friendly Hospitals and Asthma-Friendly Providers, and stay abreast of best practices and changes to asthma care.
Asthma Action Plan
An asthma action plan is a written, individualized worksheet that shows patients and caretakers the steps to take to prevent asthma symptoms from getting worse. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3 Guidelines) recommend that healthcare providers caring for patients with asthma work with them to develop an asthma action plan.
The Florida Asthma Coalition recommends using the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology's Asthma Action Plan Template.
Asthma Friendly Recognition
Hospitals and Primary Care Providers throughout the state can earn 'Asthma-Friendly' recognition at any point during the year by meeting the following five criteria:
- Professional Development for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists on Asthma Management
- Professional Development for Physicians on Asthma Management
- Use of Asthma Action Plans
- Providing Self-Management Education
- Providing Multi-Component Home Based Asthma Management
To learn more about how your hospital, or practice, can be recognized view the applications and application guides below.