Florida Public Health Review

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Our objective was to create dialogue and share troubleshooting strategies for challenges identified by a 2012 survey of emergency department asthma management practices in Florida. Two complementary intervention sessions, each with its own post-test, were implemented. We created a virtual gathering of professionals from clinical asthma care and health services research settings throughout Florida. Participants included clinical care providers and health administrators from participating hospitals, health services researchers, and other emergency asthma care stakeholders from Florida. We examined enrollment of target professional groups, perceived utility of intervention format and content, and participant satisfaction with webinars. The webinars appealed strongly to target professional groups. A large majority of participants in both sessions perceived the content to be very useful, and expressed high satisfaction with their experiences. Interactive webinars offer effective resources for hospital emergency departments seeking to improve asthma care. These activities should continue in Florida and expand elsewhere as resources and interest permit.