Asthma Action Plan Wizard

Version 14.8

This article describes the steps in the Asthma Action Plan Wizard.  When the Asthma Action Plan Wizard is accessed, the Welcome screen appears.

  1. In the Welcome window, click on the radio button next to one of the three following options: 
  • Create a new Asthma Plan 
  • Copy/Update a previously created Asthma Plan 
  • View or Print a previously created Asthma Plan

  1. Click the Next button in the lower-right corner to continue.
  2. In the Peak Flow, Goals and Triggers window, enter the following information:
  • Peak Flow - Enter the patient's best peak flow, or you may have OP calculate the peak flow for children over 43 inches. 
  • Goals - This is a text field where you can enter goals for this particular patient. 
  • Triggers - Choose one or more of the listed triggers, additionally you may add triggers which are not listed in the Other field.

  1. In the Asthma Control/Severity windows:
  1. Indicate whether the patient is currently taking long term controller medications. 
  2. Complete the grids to assess the patient's current quality of control and severity of symptoms. 
  3. Click the Next button.
  1. In the Step Therapy window:
  1. Click the down-arrow next to the Medical Decision Making field and select the Step whose treatment plan most closely matches what the patient is currently taking. 
  2. Once you have chosen a Step, the Asthma Wizard will make a recommendation for treatment based on information entered. You may follow the recommendations. or manually select another Step.

  1. In the Medications windows, you will enter medications for each of the following medication types:
  • Daily Controller Medications (Green) 
  • Caution Zone Medications (Yellow) 
  • Danger Zone Medications (Red)
  1. To select medications, click on the Add RX button to the right of the field or select from the drop-down menu. Note that only medications listed as Chronic Medications will be available in the drop down.  You can also type the medication and dosing directly in the available fields, but this will not create a medication entry in the patient's chart.
  2. After completing the medication windows you have created an Asthma Plan and are now ready to print.  In the Save and Print window, the last in the sequence:
  1. Indicate whether the patient may or may not self-administer medications. 
  2. Click the Save button to save the plan. 
  3. After saving, a Print button will appear in the lower right hand corner. 
  4. Select one of the two Asthma Plans available and click Print. Your Asthma Plan will be saved and available for reprinting or updating.