Improving Asthma Care and Collaborating with Schools

The Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Quality (UPIQ) has partnered with the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program and the Utah School Nurses to offer this 12-month Learning Collaborative that kicks-off March 2013 with one to three in-office site visits followed by two Learning Sessions, periodic webinars and site visits.  We will offer 25 points toward Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for the American Board of Pediatrics and, likely, the American Board of Family Medicine.

Learning Session 1:

Friday, May 10th
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
9750 South 300 West - Sandy, UT 84070

Learning Session 2:

TBA (Fall 2013)

Project Goal:

Improve outcomes for children and adolescents with asthma in participating practices and enhance collaboration with local school(s) and school nurse(s) to improve and coordinate asthma management.

 Aims for Participating Practices:

  • Use QI strategies and tools to improve how consistently your practice provides the best care you can
  • Apply national guidelines for Asthma care to your patients and practice
  • Learn and use population management methods to improve outcomes for your patients with asthma
  • Collaborate with a local school(s) and school nurse(s) to improve and coordinate asthma management for your patients
  • Learn from experts and other practices, share ideas with your colleagues, and work with UPIQ’s Practice Coaches to improve your asthma care
  • Learn from parents how to better support families in managing children’s asthma

Project Activities:

  • Identify your practice’s Improvement Team:
    • Physician Champion 
    • Nurse or Medical Assistant 
    • Office Manager 
    • Additional members are welcome!
  • Participate in project preparation meetings at your office (1-3 meetings before May 10 Learning Session)
  • Attend two 8:00am-3:30pm Learning Sessions: May 10 and a date to be scheduled in the fall
  • Actively participate in regular brief meetings with your Improvement Team (weekly or bi-weekly)
  • Participate in site visits with your QI coach at your office to keep your team moving forward
  • Attend periodic webinars and/or conference calls
  • Perform baseline and monthly chart reviews to assess improvement
  • Report plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles twice each month
  • Develop a plan for sustaining and spreading your improvements

For More Information:

Contact info@upiq.org.

Offered by the Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ), the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program and the Utah School Nurses.