Alberta Childhood Asthma Pathways (ACAP) Overview

The Asthma Working Group of the Respiratory Health SCN has developed three evidenced-based management algorithms to help guide clinicians who care for asthmatic children in hospital, in the emergency department/urgent care centres (ED/UCC) and in primary care clinics.

Overall objectives for these pathways include:

  • improved asthma management through standardization of best practices,
  • equity of asthma care available across Alberta
  • decreased healthcare utilization and costs.

As of June 2016, ACAP was being used across the province in 105 facilities.