Personalised Asthma Action Plan – ICST

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Personalised Asthma Action Plan

Promote the Asthmahub Apps (Project ONE of TWO)

QI projects are built as a TWO-PART component

Part 1

Setup

Here you set up and understand the project, ensuring you have everything in place to start your project

Part 2

Project

Here you have all the tools and resources to keep track of your progress towards completing the project successfully

Better setup, better success

Setup

Getting started

Getting started

Start by working through the set-up phase of this project, setting yourself a goal according to the time you have available to dedicate to this project, ensuring your team are aware of the project and you have been given the authorisation from your practice manager to complete the project.

Progress through the Set-up phase of your QI project before moving down to the Project phase.

The aim of this QI project

The aim of this Quality Improvement Project is to ensure 50% or more of people on the Asthma register (both adults and children), have a personalised Asthma Action Plan, and evidence this with the appropriate SNOMED code in their notes by November 2021. 

This is the first of two projects, which involves targeting all patients on the Asthma register and letting them know that the Asthmahub and Asthmahub for Parents app provides them with a virtual Personalised Asthma Action Plan, as well as loads of really useful advice on staying well, using their inhalers, monitoring their peak flow and symptoms, and knowing what to do when their symptoms deteriorate.

Who is this project suitable for?

This QI project is aimed at primary care teams who have a register of Asthma patients (adult and paediatric).

Why is this important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 16.1% 1-5 year olds, 24.3% 6-18 years olds, and 25.9% adults have any record of a personalised Asthma Action Plan in their records.

This QI project will ensure that every patient on the Asthma register has access to a Personalised Asthma Action Plan.

What will I get for completing this project?

Good data entry directly improves patient care, which will also help you identify gaps or errors in the patient record or diagnosis.

On completion of this QI project, you will also get a certificate for your work. You will also be able to use this QI project as evidence towards CPD and professional revalidation.

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Readiness

Make sure you have the knowledge and expertise to undertake this project successfully.

If you are confident you have the skills and knowledge to manage a patient with Asthma, mark this section as complete using the button below.

If you want to check your level of understanding, or need a refresher, check out the associated learning and assessments for this QI project, in line with the All Wales approach.

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Your capacity

Capacity is the most important aspect for the successful completion of any project  – ensure you have the capacity, time and ability to complete your project in a suitable timeframe.

Start by outlining how much time you have to commit to this project.

For example: Over the next six weeks, I will commit 2-hours (Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes) to completing this project.

And use the calculator provided to work out how long each task will take to complete.

When will my project start:

When will my project be completed by:

How much time do I have to dedicate to my project each week

Steps

Step 1 - Identify every patient on your Asthma register20 minutes
Step 2 - Refer all patients to Asthmahub apps 60 minutes
Total Time:80 minutes

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Alignment

In order for your project to get underway and to be successful, your manager(s) will need to understand the importance of the project and agree your time commitment.

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Communication pack

It’s important that your colleagues know about the project.

You may want to include colleagues in the project, and they may need to know about other demands on your time. Let them know that you are focusing on QI with these useful resources.

Resources

Communication with colleagues – Presentation template

NACAP Clinical Audit Report – Wales Primary Care

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Milestone Map

Keep track of your set-up progress and make sure you are on track to getting started with your project with the timeframe you have added in your capacity calculator.

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Project

Project overview

The aim of this QI project

The aim of this Quality Improvement Project is to ensure 50% or more of people on the Asthma register (both adults and children), have a personalised Asthma Action Plan, and evidence this with the appropriate SNOMED code in their notes by November 2021. 

This is the first of two projects, which involves targeting all patients on the Asthma register and letting them know that the Asthmahub and Asthmahub for Parents app provides them with a virtual Personalised Asthma Action Plan, as well as loads of really useful advice on staying well, using their inhalers, monitoring their peak flow and symptoms, and knowing what to do when their symptoms deteriorate.

A recap on the evidence

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 16.1% 1-5 year olds, 24.3% 6-18 years olds, and 25.9% adults have any record of a personalised Asthma Action Plan in their records.

This QI project will ensure that every patient on the Asthma register has access to a Personalised Asthma Action Plan.

What will I get for completing this project?

Good data entry directly improves patient care, which will also help you identify gaps or errors in the patient record or diagnosis.

On completion of this QI project, you will also get a certificate for your work. You will also be able to use this QI project as evidence towards CPD and professional revalidation.

Instructions

Project steps

Step 1

Identify every patient on the Asthma register.

Step 2

Refer all patients to Asthmahub and Asthmahub for parents apps – and record any positive confirmations with the correct code.

Step 1 – Identify your Asthma register

Identify every patient on your Asthma register.

Step 2 – Promote the apps

Using text messages, emails or printed leaflets (linked below) to ensure the population of patients with Asthma on your registers are aware of the Asthmahub and Asthmahub for parents app. The apps provide patients with a virtual Personalised Asthma Action Plan, as well as loads of really useful advice on staying well, using their inhalers, monitoring their peak flow and symptoms, and knowing what to do when their symptoms deteriorate.

Some practices can ask a patient to respond to the text message, confirming that they have downloaded the app and completed their care plan in the app. If this is possible set up an automatic code to be applied to the notes to confirm that the patient has a personalised asthma action plan:

  • Read code: 661N1
  • SNOMED code: 810901000000102

Resources

QI Project Printable Instructions

Resources

Attached below are a selection of resources to support you through your project.

Resources

QI Project Printable Instructions

Leaflet: The NHS Wales Respiratory Apps for patients (English and Welsh)

Poster: The NHS Wales Respiratory Apps for patients (English and Welsh)

Asthmahub for parents: Email template

Asthmahub: Email template

Asthmahub for parents: Letter template

Asthmahub: Letter template

Asthma & Pre-school Wheeze Management Plan (English)

Progress

As you complete each step of this project, tick them off.

You should see your progress bars increase as you get closer to your goal.

Steps

Step 1 - Identify every patient on your Asthma register
Step 2 - Refer all patients to Asthmahub apps

Your current capacity


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Certificate

Your dynamic certificate can be found below. You can generate a certificate at any point during your QI project, and the certificate will be updated when you make further progress.

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