The Anchor Asthma Management Program provides a clinical model for implementing and evaluating the nursing interventions necessary to stabilize and maintain the asthma patient in the home environment. The model incorporates a collaborative approach to episodic care and disease state management.
WHAT WILL THE ANCHOR ASTHMA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PROVIDE?
• An on-site patient needs assessment conducted by a registered nurse that includes a disease staging questionnaire
• A care delivery model for the effective management of asthma that includes a partnership with the patient, family,
nurse, physician, case manager and payer
Episode prevention through:
• Maintenance of "near normal" pulmonary function rates
• Prevention of chronic and troublesome symptoms . Environmental control measures to avoid/eliminate precipitating factors and asthma triggers
• In-home nursing instruction program supplemented with education materials . Avoidance of adverse side effects from medications
• Maintenance of normal activity levels (including exercise)
• Coordination of discipline specific treatment modalities and service
• Community resource identification and linkage
. An outcome measurement component
The Anchor Asthma Management Program is based on the premise that patient/family education and support are essential requirements for maximum disease control.