Healthy Lungs

Asthma Education: Don’t just cope with Asthma. Control it. The Youth Clinic is proud to offer customized asthma care and education for our patients. Asthma education topics include: asthma management goals, daily management of asthma, common asthma triggers, and more.

 

As a parent or patient, what can I expect at an asthma education appointment?

  • Develop an understanding of the difference between a healthy airway and an asthmatic airway and what occurs when their child is having an asthma attack
  • A general understanding of how their child’s asthma medication works and how each medication works to control specific symptoms
  • Know the difference between a quick-relief medication and a long-term controller medication and when their child should be using their medication
  • Will be able to demonstrate how to accurately use and care for their asthma inhalers and equipment
  • Education on their child’s Asthma Action Plan
  • Will be able to identify their environmental triggers and learn how to avoid them
  • Learn how to handle emergent asthma situations

Families and patients can sign up for Healthy Lungs and education sessions with one of our asthma educators by calling 970-488-2511, or by speaking to their provider.

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