COPD Post Stabilization and Monitoring


Pathway Objectives

To detect exacerbation and support patient with an individualized action plan, which will assist with the patient remaining safe at home and preventing the need for an ER/Urgent care visit

Timeline: Daily, ongoing

Circle of Care – Patient & Care Team

 Nurse, Physician, Respiratory Therapist

O2 reading is taken from their Bluetooth enabled device and inputted into the platform or patient is prompted to manually enter their O2 reading

Daily questionnaire monitoring patients symptoms including shortness of breath, feelings of distress or danger, and overall well-being

Symptoms are monitored and education is triggered based on patient responses

Patient specific interventions are provided on assessment and O2 readings i.e., breathing exercises, education resources, medications, rescue medications, and/or virtual contact with the care team

Education is provided in the form of resources and reminders/pictures i.e. images of reliever medications and techniques

Clinician interventions can include phone calls or video visits with the RT; for extreme symptoms of exacerbation or if patient feels they are in immediate danger, the patient is instructed to go to hospital ER

Based on patient responses and symptoms, reassessment can occur within 12, and 24 hours where clinician is monitoring and engaging with the patient as required

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Care Pathways

Improving the wellbeing of your patients is our number one priority. That is why we offer a wide range of care pathways, to meet individualized health needs.

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What our customers say about us

Five star rating

Using the aTouchAway COPD Care Pathway, we have been able to support our patients at home with required respiratory and oxygen therapy, managing them safely and avoiding unnecessary hospital or clinic visits. aTouchAway proves to be effective in augmenting patient care while expanding team capacity and saving travel time for our organization.

Miriam Turnbull

VP & GM at ProResp

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