Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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This evidence-based practice project aimed to implement and evaluate the use of a provider-completed asthma action plan (PCAAP) in a school-based setting by evaluating the number of school absences and unscheduled healthcare visits related to asthma exacerbations. This project was implemented in a middle school setting over a three-month period, using the Iowa Model to guide intervention. Data were collected via chart review to compare the number of absences and unscheduled asthma-related healthcare visits from the current academic year to the same time in the previous year. Although the number of unscheduled asthma-related healthcare visits was not impacted, data show that using an evidence-based PCAAP may reduce the number of absences in students with asthma.

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