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Education, Research, and Quality Improvement: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II |

Patient Education With Inhaler Technique to Prevent Readmissions and Emergency Room (ER) Visits in Asthma and COPD: A Quality Improvement Project at an Inner-City Hospital

Ravneet Riar, MBBS; Leonel Carrasco, MD; Margaret Olibrice, MD; Raji Ayinla, MD
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Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):632A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.724
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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.

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