Date Degree Awarded
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Randy Johnson, Ph.D., RN, ARNP
Second Committee Member
Marsha Swinehart, MSN, RN, CNE
Asthma, Influenza, Influenza Vaccination, Improving Influenza Vaccination, Improving Influenza Vaccination Among Asthmatic Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics has begun an initiative called Accelerating Improved Care for Children with Asthma Program Chapter Quality Network Asthma Project, Phase 3 (CQN3). This project is a conscious effort to enhance the quality of life in asthmatics. One important initiative included in this project is to achieve 90% or greater influenza vaccination rates in children age six months and older with asthma. This is because children with asthma who contract influenza have increased morbidity and mortality rates than do their non-asthmatic counterparts. Studies have shown vaccination rates for these children are typically between 9 to 26%, and vaccination is the best and safest way to prevent influenza.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an evidenced-based intervention bundle on the influenza vaccination rates among asthmatic children age six month to 18 years in one local pediatric office.
Data was collected through a retrospective chart review looking at vaccination rates for the (September to March) 2012-2013 influenza season and the 2013-2014 influenza season to see if an evidenced-based intervention bundle could make a difference in vaccination compliance.
Malcolm, Benjamin D., "Influenza and Asthma: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Evidenced-Based Intervention Bundle on the Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Asthmatic Children Age Six Months to 18 Years" (2014). Master of Science in Nursing Theses. 10.
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