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increased repeat users and improved patient satisfaction with the service. Further data from the pilot will be included in the poster. 8. A Telemedicine Intervention to Decrease Emergency Department Transfers among Senior Living Residents 7. Tele-health as a Successful Strategy to Provide Asthma Education to Pediatric Patients in Rural Schools Joseph Chan, MD 1 , Richard Newell, MD 2 , Lindsay Kriger 2 Karen Burgess, MD, Nathan Culmer, PhD, Elizabeth Smith, CRNP University of Alabama Background: Asthma affects 12.3% of children in Alabama, more than the 9.0% national rate. Alabama is a doctor defi- cient state, especially in rural areas. Inadequate healthcare access is a barrier to asthma education. Telemedicine is an effective mechanism to address some medical problems when access to care is limited. Pediatric asthma creates addi- tional burdens for asthmatic students and school staff. Im- proved self-management could translate into reduced symp- toms, less academic performance interference and reduced utilization of school nurse staff. The University of Alabama received gift funding to provide pediatric asthma education for rural communities delivered by telemedicine. More is known about using telemedicine for individual management of pediatric asthmatic patients than using it for pediatric asth- ma education in a group setting. This study assesses the effi- cacy of this instructional modality by surveying individual par- ticipants’ asthma knowledge before and after completing the curriculum. Methods: Four synchronous asthma educational modules were delivered via tele-education to asthmatic students in elementary schools in rural Alabama. Children took quizzes about asthma before, immedi FVǒgFW"BvV76&RGvF2gFW"FR&W6VFF2GVRF66VGVƖrǐ#rRb7GVFVG26WFVBFRF&BFF6V7FFRFW7@v2WfVFVBf"fƖFGB&Wf6VBf"6&f6F66&W0FB7VB&FfW'62vW&R7FF&FVB&W7VG3vw&VvFRfW&vR66&W2&fVB3R&RЧGvVV&RB7BFW7G2FR7V'6WBb7GVFVG2v6F&VR66&W2&R7BBFVVBvW&R6V7FVBЧ&fVVB&WGvVV&RB7BFW7G2v223BRBFFFB32R&fVVB67W'&VB&WGvVV7BFW7@BFRFVVBFW7B&W&W6VFrfW&&fVVB`rcrR66W63FRVGV6FFW'fVF&fVB7GRЦFVG>( 6&VV6bFV"6FFB6VbЦvVVBF֖7FW&r7FVGV6FfFVRЦVGV6FF7GVFVBw&W2B6627V66W76gV7G&FVwf"&fr7FvVFvRB6VbvVVB@&RW7V6ǒW6VgVF&V6'W&6VFW23RvP4UVDW&6"4UW&6&6w&VC6V"Ɨfr6VFW2&R66PFvFRB&fFRFW&FfRFFWVFVBƗfpf"W&62FVvB26f"6V"Ɨfpf6ƗFW2F&fFRf&W2VFW27BFBffW"Ч6FR66W72F662FRWfVBbGfW'6RVFWfVBB2FW&Vf&R6FG&6fW"FR&W6FVBF67FVW&vV7FW'FVBTBF2&7F6R&RЧ7VG26vf6BBgFVVV6W76'WVFGW&W2FVRЦVF6R2FRFVFF&fRVFWF6W2@&VGV6R67G2'6V7Fr6V'2F66FW&V'fFrVV6W76'TBG&6fW'2WFG3B7GVGv'Vg&#rF&Vv#B67FvV6V"FWVFVBƗfrf6ƗG6Ɩf&&W6FVG266VBFW6RFVVVF6RBfP66W72fFR&W6FVF6W'f6W2&w&&VG6RTG26&V6&&B6W'FfVBVW&vV7662ffBЦV67VBf"VW&vVBVW7F2FW6R662&Pf&RFVB#BrBfRfW&vR&W76PFRbW72FR֖WFW2FR&w&2'Vr2@7GVGB2FRB67BFFRFVBf6ƗG"7W"Ц6R&fFW"FF26V7FVBg&6'B7W'fW6pvBFRTBvVBfRFRFR'6V6RbFVVVF( 06VFrF27V62( vBf"WB&WFR66f2ЦN( "( G&6fW"FTB( 66&V6VFF6VFpF76FBG&VFVB266GW&VB&W7VG3FFFRVR#rFW&RfR&VVFVVVF67VG26WfVWBbR7W'fW26WFVB'TG27FFV@FRFVBvVBfR&VVFVFFRTBFR'6V6P