TABLE 2

Summary Table of QI Strategies for Inpatient Asthma Care

Standardize careCriteria for weaning albuterol
Criteria for weaning oxygen
Criteria for transfer to ICU
Criteria for consultation of specialist
Criteria for discharge
Increase MDI use
Standard assessment of severity and control
Increase CAC-1, -2, and -3 compliance
Standard discharge medication reconciliation
Guidelines for stepwise controller therapy
EducationContent: pathophysiology, triggers, medications
Format: group, 1:1, video, booklets
Who: nurse, respiratory therapy, dedicated educator
Self-management education
Discharge planningCase-manager on rounds
In-hand medications at discharge
Follow-up phone calls after discharge
Home visit
  • MDI, metered dose inhaler.