Posted: October 25, 2012

The Chicago Breathe Project: Evaluating the Impact of a Multi-Institutional Educational Program to Improve Resident Knowledge and Skills in Caring for Patients Using Inhalers

Description

Asthma is responsible for a substantial proportion of ER visits and hospitalizations nationally, especially in Chicago's minority communities. Respiratory inhalers can be difficult to use and were recently subject to a policy change that introduced hydrofluoroalkane-propelled meter dose inhalers (HFA-MDIs), that changed the experience of, and access to, rescue inhalers for many patients. Resident physicians may not be adequately trained to assess or teach patients on the use of inhalers or policy changes. This poster describes the Chicago Breath Project, which was created to disseminate interactive case-based education modules and point of care tools via a resident collaborative to improve resident knowledge and skills regarding inhalers.




*Presented at 2012 Annual Meeting MedEdPORTAL Poster Session

Keywords

Asthma, Health Equity Research, Medical Education, Health Disparities, Community Health, Minority Health, Urban Health, Respiratory Inhalers

Authors

Valerie G. Press, MD, MPH, University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences Pritzker School of Medicine

Amber T. Pincavage, MD, University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences Pritzker School of Medicine

Andrea A. Pappalardo, MD, Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Dustyn Baker, MD, University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Monica B. Vela, MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine

Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine


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