SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Harlem Hospital Center is a community hospital in Northern Manhattan with one of the highest asthma related ER visits in New York City. Patient education, medication adherence and inhaler technique have been shown to be extremely valuable adjuncts in preventing Asthma and COPD exacerbations. We present a quality improvement project highlighting the importance of inhaler technique in reducing ER visits and hospitalizations in patients visiting the Chest Clinic at Harlem Hospital Center.