Counseling for Asthma Risk Reduction
Counseling for Asthma Risk Reduction© (CARR) is for clinic-based educators to encourage use of standardized multi-media curriculum to provide comprehensive education and guidance to children and families during the first four clinic visits for asthma. Educators view streaming videos covering key educational messages, an explanation of billing guidelines, recommended schedule for educational sessions and an outline summarizing the topics to be covered at each session. After completing the 2 hours on-line training and testing, educators receive a kit that contains: 1) health care provider guide to asthma care, 2) 32-lesson flip chart, 3) patient handouts, 4) guide to use and care of asthma equipment, 5) the ICS Star Chart© and incentive offer (to promote adherence), 6) flash drive with electronic versions of all media, additional asthma resources and 44 IMPACT Asthma Kids© animations, 7) standardized assessment forms, and 8) a digital flow meter for measuring FEV1 to assess airflow, and 9) an In-Check Dial™ to assess and improve patients’ inhalation technique. CARR qualifies for third party reimbursement; however, not all insurers reimburse for this service.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
For more information regarding contact hours, please call Julie Patterson at 573-884-8629.