COPD National Action Plan:
Community Action Tool
Discover the progress the COPD community has made toward implementing the goals and objectives in the COPD National Action Plan.

Huddle Card Checklist


Organization: American Association for Respiratory Care
Start Date: 06/2020
End Date: Ongoing
Primary Goal: Goal 2: Improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD by improving the quality of care delivered across the health care continuum.
Secondary Goal(s):
  • Goal 3: Collect, analyze, report, and disseminate COPD-related public health data that drive change and track progress.
  • Develop, disseminate, and maintain unified, multidisciplinary, and patient-centric national guidelines for COPD that are accessible and easy to follow
  • Develop a unified, multidisciplinary educational curriculum for health care professionals, including primary health care providers, using harmonized clinical practice guidelines
  • Develop, in accordance with clinical quality measures, a clinical decision tree and other tools to enable high-quality care for people with COPD
Collaboration: Boehringer Ingelheim
Activity Type: Health care delivery, Provider education, Training

Activity Description

The Huddle Card Checklist is intended to be used during your daily huddle. It provides considerations to note during the patients’ hospital journey from admission through discharge. Some of these considerations include: comorbidities, pack years, and Peak Inspiratory Flow Rate. This tool can be utilized digitally or can be printed.


General Audience: Health professionals
Focused Audience: Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African American/Black, Caucasian/White, Men, Women
Program Reach: National
Type of Area: Urban, Suburban, Rural
Setting: Health care, Online

Cost and Funding Sources

Funding = ~ $75,00
Cost to Produce: ~ $2,500

Impact Analysis

Downloads: < 5,000

Advice or Lessons Learned

Evidence must be kept current

Contact Information

Doug Laher
American Association for Respiratory Care
Chief Operating Officer