A New Model of Care: Pediatric Asthma Management

Authors

  • Simone Chinnis Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing
  • Angela Stanley George Washington University

Abstract

Utilization of telehealth services and the provision of chronic care management in school-based clinics have proven to be successful care models in the management of pediatric asthma. Such models of care have also been positively correlated with an improvement in pediatric asthma outcomes. These models of care were historically implemented to improve  access to healthcare for patients living in rural populations. During the pandemic, such services were employed to improve access to care to everyone as they practiced social distancing to slow the spread of covid-19.  The pandemic levelled the playing field and made access to care a problem for not only rural populations, but a problem for everyone.  In order to continue insurer reimbursements for telehealth and school-based healthcare services,  research is needed in support of these healthcare models.

Keywords: rural community, pediatric asthma, telehealth, school-based clinic, new models of care, pandemicc, covid-19 

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.14574/ojrnhc.v22i1.685

Author Biographies

Simone Chinnis, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing

DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-C, AE-C

Instructor,  Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program

Angela Stanley, George Washington University

DNP, MA, APRN-BC, PHCNS-BC, NEA-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor, George Washington University

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Published

2022-05-16