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Looking for suggestions on staff to supplement asthma clinic that is part of a primary care center.

I am looking for suggestions on what type of staff you have in your clinic to support the provider who runs the asthma clinic. I have an MA but he is also covers the other providers in the clinic as needed. I do not have a dedicated educator other than public health interns who I train to be lay educators. But they are not there everyday. Does anybody have an RN or LPN who can triage phone calls, do other adminstrative work that is for the clinic and also do education? If so what is their role in your clinic? At this time I am overwhelmed by the amount of work that is necessary to maintain the clinic and care for the patients. I have access to community health workers, social work and a lawyer so that is immensely helpful for my families. It is the day to day stuff ie pulling up the hospital census looking for asthma admits, ED census looking for same, phone calls, refills, appointments, sick calls.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and advice. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Gayle HigginsCRNP

gayle.higgins@tenethealth.com

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