What Makes Us Different
Evaluation & Education
(Under the direction of physicians and Certified Asthma Educators)
  • Overview of asthma & triggers
  • Medication and delivery techniques
  • Monitoring peak flows
  • Action plans
  • Step-up/step-down therapy
  • Community support
  • Spirometry
  • Xolar Injection
Follow-Up Visits
  • Reinforcement of education
  • Coordination of plan with primary care physician and school nurse
  • Review incidences of exacerbations and control mechanisms
  • Quality-of-life surveys

The Asthma Disease Management Program will help patients with a diagnosis of asthma maintain a stable state of health and improve overall outcomes. Unfortunately, many patients with asthma are frequently admitted to emergency rooms and acute care hospitals. Receiving hospital admissions result in millions of dollars to care for these patients, not to mention billions of dollars lost due to missed school/ work days, child care and other activities related to caring for an asthmatic patient.

Patients who attend our clinic will have access to speak with Certified Asthma Educators who can promptly address questions or concerns. Each patient is monitored and followed up with face-to-face visits, phone calls and testing, according to current status of their disease and impact on their daily life. Identifying co-morbidities, mitigating risks for relapse, improving medication adherence, and addressing self-management will maximize patient outcomes. These patients will:

  • Fully understand their disease
  • Identify triggers
  • Follow action plans
  • Take medications appropriately
  • Learn how to best manage asthma in everyday life

Outpatient Care and Risk Mitigation:

Outpatient Disease Management provides interdisciplinary education related to asthma, nutrition, medication adherence, risk reduction to triggers and exacerbation, ongoing education and support, and is coordinated with community physicians and school nurses.

Additional Hospital for Special Care (HSC) resources for patients:

  • iPad® apps to enhance learning process
  • Online resources
  • Community resources
  • Prescription assistance programs

Inpatient Care and Symptom Management:

Patients who require acute hospitalization for exacerbation of their asthma may be directly admitted to HSC from the hospital emergency room, clinic, or physician's office for symptom management:

  • Asthma treatment by AE-C educators following EPR-3 Standards of Asthma Management
  • Relapse prevention
  • Focused education

Admissions to this program are coordinated by a Certified Asthma Educator.

Asthma Disease Management Program Team

For more information, please call one of our interdisciplinary team members at 860.612.6366, send a fax to 860.832.6286, or use the Contact Us page to send an email.

"We promote excellence in the treatment and education of our asthmatic patients.
We emphasize outstanding care, education for patients and families, and continued support after discharge."

Fast Facts

Every day in America
  • 44,000 people have an asthma attack
  • 36,000 children miss school due to asthma
  • 27,000 adults miss work due to asthma
  • 4,700 people visit the emergency room due to asthma
  • 1,200 people are admitted to the hospital due to asthma
  • 9 people die from asthma
Recent statistics have shown that children in Connecticut have experienced a 16.5% increase in asthma prevalence while the national number has decreased by 5.6%.