The Asthma Education Toolkit was developed to assist medical offices in developing a process that encourages asthma education at every point of care from every member of the medical team.
The toolkit is designed to enhance team-based asthma education in a variety of health system settings, including the doctor's office, emergency department, hospital, and other offices.
The Toolkit is based the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3).
Breathe Well, Live Well is the American Lung Association's adult asthma self-management program that teaches adults to take control of their asthma so they can be active and healthy. The program is nationally tested and proven to help reduce the severity of asthma symptoms and respiratory problems.
The American Lung Association offers a free educator training course. The course aims to prepare healthcare professionals to better understand the issues that may contribute to an adults' poor asthma control, and teach them management techniques to help them gain better control. The educator training course is a 2-hour online module. A certificate of completion will be available after completing the course that can be submitted for continuing education credits.
To get started, email BreatheWell@lung.org.
The Medical Home Portal is web-based unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs, including asthma. The Medical Home Portal also provides available resources utilized in Utah, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico. Families, Physicians, medical home teams, and other professionals and caregivers can use the Medical Home Portal as a "one-stop shop" for information about asthma, local resources, and materials.
The UCCCN was established with the Medical Home Portal and is a source of information, resources, tools, expert advice, and peer learning and support for pediatric and family practice staff members who help coordinate the care of patients.
The UCCCN meets monthly. UCCCN Members can take advantage of the UCCCN email listserv to seek answers to questions, share ideas, and find support in between meetings. The UCCCN meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8:30-10:00 am.
*These are general instructions. The medication insert should be consulted for specific inhaler instructions.