Routine Activities:

  1. Alberta Asthma Action Plan

Updates, evaluation, new formats, and translations are done by our cross-provincial multidisciplinary Task Forces on a standardized patient self-management plan for asthma; this is currently available as 3-part paper, fillable PDF, and programmable (ie. html) versions and in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and French. All 4 languages are available in fillable PDF on this site under ‘key resources’.

  1. Clinical Guidelines Summaries

Updates by our cross-provincial multidisciplinary Task Forces are done in collaboration with the Towards Optimized Practice (TOP) Program of the Alberta Medical Association on both of the standardized 2-pg Asthma and COPD Guidelines Summaries. These are available on this site under ‘key resources’.

  1. Device Technique Sheets

Updates and new development by cross-provincial multidisciplinary Task Forces are done in collaboration with the Calgary Pediatric Asthma Service (CPAS) and Calgary COPD & Asthma Program (CCAP) on standardized teaching sheets for devices; these currently include MDI w/ mask, MDI w/ spacer, Diskus®, Handihaler®, Turbuhaler®, & Nasal Steroid Spray. These are available on this site under ‘key resources’.

  1. Health Link Protocols

Updates by our cross-provincial multidisciplinary Task Forces are done in collaboration with Health Link Alberta to the telephone nurse advice protocols for pediatric wheeze, allergic reactions, and adult cough/wheeze/congestion/difficult breathing.

  1. Resource Catalogue

Updates are done to our catalogue of Alberta services for asthma and COPD patient care, including sections on clinical services by geography, supporting organizations (provincial, national, and international), provincial help lines and websites, professional training courses, listing of CSACI allergists, listing of pulmonary function labs, and listing of suppliers. This is available on this site under ‘key resources’.

  1. Toolkit

Development, implementation, and updates by our cross-provincial multidisciplinary Task Force are done on a standardized toolkit for community health professionals to support basic education for patients with asthma and COPD, which includes 4 components: an introductory Handbook, Airways Model, Device Demonstrators, and a CD that includes patient tools as well as PDF copies of the Handbook and the Resource Catalogue noted above.  The Handbook and Airways Model supplier are available on this site under ‘key resources’.

  1. Training

Planning and partnership for coordination of professional continuing education opportunities for our members on anaphylaxis, asthma, COPD, spirometry, and tobacco cessation; details are communicated on this site under ‘training’ and ‘coming events’ and over Listserve email. 

 

New Activities:

  1. Alberta COPD Action Plan – a multidisciplinary cross-provincial Task Force will begin development of a standardized patient self-management plan for COPD in May.

 

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