Asthma Health Outcomes Project
Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005
Domestic Programs: Ohio (cont’d)
Good Samaritan Hospital Adult Asthma and COPD Education Program
Good Samaritan Hospital
Pamela M. Reichel
(937) 278-6251 ext. 5220
The Good Samaritan Hospital Adult Asthma and COPD Education Program was established in 1996 in Dayton, OH and serves adult patients with asthma.
The program offers a four-session program called "Living with Adult Asthma", a four-hour adult asthma quick class, and one-on-one education sessions with an asthma educator. The program also offers asthma retreats twice a year. In customizing the program to meet patient needs, the quick class and one-on-one education have become the program's cornerstones. An asthma educator provides education to adult patients about medication and equipment use, triggers, asthma pathophysiology and anatomy, and self-management skills.
Evaluations to date indicate that the program has had a positive impact on the following health outcomes: healthcare utilization, work loss, quality of life, and functional status.
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