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Asthma Health Outcomes Project

Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005

Domestic Programs: MinnesotaBack to Index

Children's Hospitals and Clinics Asthma Education Clinic

Children's Hospitals and Clinics

St. Paul, MN

Dory Baker, RN, CNP, AE-C

(651) 220-6748         

dory.baker@childrenshc.org

www.childrenshc.org

The Asthma Education Clinic at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics (CHC) in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN began in 2002. The clinic is highly skilled in evaluation of asthma patients with regard to long term management, re-evaluation and stabilization post acute episodes, and training of the patient/family in managing their asthma. Patients are referred to the clinic by Children’s Inpatient and ED departments, providers internal and external to Children’s, and by self-referral.

The specific objectives of the Asthma Education Clinics are to improve the quality of life for the patient, improve adherence to recommended medications and environmental changes, reduce the incidence of readmission to the ED or hospital, increase the number of patients seen in the asthma clinic from the ED and Inpatient lists, expand the provider referral network, and communicate to the patient’s providers and school the patient’s asthma status

Evaluations to date have indicated a positive impact on several health outcomes for children with asthma, including decreased symptoms and increased use of preventive and controller medication.

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