SOLUTION DESCRIPTION 5
Pediatric asthma is a disease characterized by the obstruction and inflammation of the airwaves. According to Lizzo and Cortes (2019), maternal smoking increases the risk of wheezing during childhood, while increasing the possibility of the development of asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease with high mortality and morbidity rates. The author highlighted exposure to tobacco smoke, among other air pollutants, such as mold, as increasing the risk of asthma among children.
Pediatric asthma education enlightens people on taking precautions while identifying the risk factors to eliminate the possibility of pediatric asthma. People often suffer due to their ignorance. Some asthma cases among children could be avoided if parents knew the measures to take and the exposures to avoid. Coffman et al. (2008), associated pediatric asthma education with a relative reduction in the number of hospitalizations and emergency department visits. According to the authors, two or more asthma education interventions denote the interventions with more sessions as increasing the interactions between educators with the children and caregivers as being more effective. Children, parents, and caregivers attend sessions on pediatric asthma education, becoming more aware of the importance of symptoms monitoring and the measures to take. Pediatric asthma education is not too expensive, and parents should consider joining welfare groups that would increase the possibility of accessing these services.
One aspect of the community culture that heightens the intervention’s success is the high levels of interaction. Due to this interaction, people can engage in social activities as a means of enjoying themselves or as part of improving the community’s livelihood. The community also has resources such as social halls where people meet when they need to attend crucial meetings. The culture of interaction and available resources facilitates the implementation of the solution. People can easily communicate on scheduled sessions of pediatric asthma education. Also, the social halls provide a venue for attending the educations sessions.
It is expected that following the provision of pediatric asthma education, there would be a relative reduction in hospitalization rates and visits to the emergency department. Characteristically, there would also be improved school attendance among school-going children.
Method to Achieve Outcomes
The first step in achieving the outcomes is setting objectives. These are the goals that the program seeks to achieve among its targeted population. The second step would be the involvement of the necessary stakeholders. These parties are parents, health officers, teachers, caregivers, and children. The possibility of resistance is one of the barriers that need to be addressed. People may rule out the interventions as a waste of time and a disruption of their busy schedule. Tackling this barrier would involve a proper sensitization to the population on the importance of the training session and the dangers of failing to attend the same. The second barrier would be the lack of adequate commitments from the involved health care officials. In order to deal with this challenge, there should be steps targeting to motivate the officials through incentives, rewards, and recognition.
The outcomes would ensure an improvement in patient-centered quality care. Health care providers would be well informed on a patient’s underlying condition and provide care in cognizance of the same. As such, any medication or care provided would be with caution to ensure that it does not worsen their condition. The patient’s involvement in the care provision means that they are well-informed and can highlight any allergies that they have.
Coffman, J., Cabana, M., Halpin, H. & Yelin, E. (2008). Effects of Asthma Education on Children’s Use of Acute Care Services: A Meta-analysis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2875139/
Lizzo, J. & Cortes, S. (2019). Pediatric Asthma. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK551631/