Primary Care Asthma Program (PCAP)
A specialized healthcare provider works with the health services and urban health teams to provide one-to-one care and education on asthma. The Primary Care Asthma Program (PCAP) is part of Ontario’s Asthma Plan of Action.
- Education - sharing information, answering questions and distributing educational materials
- Monitoring - breathing tests (spirometry), peak flow monitoring and respiratory assessments
- Self-Management Training - puffers (respiratory medication), self-monitoring and creation of an asthma action plan
- Home Visits - doctors and nurse practitioners visit shelters and homes upon request
- Presentations and materials for schools and community groups (upon request)
People often ask:
- "What is asthma?"
- "What causes asthma?"
- "How do I know if my child has asthma?"
- "Will they outgrow it?"
- "Can they still play sports?"
- "What happens if we don’t treat asthma?"
- "Can I control my asthma?"
- "How does smoking affect it?"
- "What do asthma medications do?"
- "Will there be side effects?"