ATP / AAP's
Hello! - I am a Certified School Nurse in NJ.... we too utilize the ATP/AAP's, however it is extremely frustrating that the majority of them, when and if submitted to the health office, are incomplete, particularly in reference to the PEAK Flows not recorded.... This simple tool can aid our assessment - and intervention - tremendously, with the utmost 'best outcomes', yet the PCP's do not fill it in--is there anyway this one point can be emphasized at National MD Conferencing, along with increasing patient / family education within their medical offices during client appointments, as so many families are under the misnomer that "They've outgrown it", or "I don't need to use my inhaler anymore.... I haven't been to the doctors for it in years"... phone calls need to be made to these homes reminding them to be seen for regular, yearly appointments so that School Nurses will have the needed information - in the form of current assessment tools - pertaining to all asthmatic students, which will parlay into best practices and best outcomes.