Document Type


Publication Date


Date of Final Presentation

Spring 4-8-2018

Committee Chair

Sara Mosher Ahten, DNP, RN, NC-BC

Committee Member

Teresa Serratt, PhD, RN

Coordinator/ Chair of DNP Program

Pamela Strohfus, DNP, RN, CNE

Abstract/ Executive Summary

The aim of this project was to pilot the implementation of evidence-based guidelines and protocols for chronic asthma care in a rural primary care clinic system. Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated, resulting in significant burden of disease. Achieving asthma control requires collaborative care between the patient and healthcare clinicians. Education on evidence-based guidelines was provided to healthcare clinicians. Effectiveness of education and integration of altered workflow was measured. Integration of evidence-based guidelines and protocols was demonstrated by clinicians. The results support expanding the project to the remaining five clinics in the clinic system.