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Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Seminar

CONTACT:  Lisa A. Gilmore, (202) 415-1962

PACE is an interactive, multi-media seminar with video case studies, small-group discussions, short lectures, and participants’ own case studies. All participants receive an asthma “tool kit” with the latest clinical practice guidelines, patient educational materials, and placebo demonstration devices.

Key Benefits

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Practical strategies for improving asthma care

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A tool kit that can be customized to your practice,

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Specific communication strategies to improve efficiency and patient asthma self-management, and

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Information on how to document, code, and bill for asthma education counseling.

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for physicians and is applicable for nurses, school nurses, case managers, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, family caseworkers, social workers, daycare providers, environmental specialists, community health workers, and others who work with children with asthma and their caregivers.

Program Objectives

After this seminar, participants should be able to: 

  1. Assess asthma severity to develop patients’ action plans.
  1. Identify need for (and prescribe if applicable) daily, anti-inflammatory control medication and, as needed, quick-relief medication for patients with asthma.
  1. Teach patients and caregivers to recognize symptoms, adjust medications, and seek help according to action plan.
  1. Use communication strategies to identify family concerns and promote patient and caregiver confidence.
  1. Recommend regular patient follow-up based on level of asthma severity and control.

Evidence-Based Practice

PACE improves long-term patient asthma outcomes based on National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines (Clark, NM et al. Impact of education for physicians on patient outcomes. Pediatrics. 1998;101:831-6).  While PACE-trained physicians spent no more time with patients than control physicians, patients rated them more positively on communication and had better asthma outcomes (Clark NM et al. Long-term effects of asthma education for physicians on patient satisfaction and use of health services. Eur Respir J. 2000 Jul;16(1):15-21).

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