And, speaking of great asthma education resources…
Oh, sorry, I guess that was just in my head. Well, since we’re on the topic, I came across some really great asthma education resources that I thought would be good to share.
As you know, a lot of web content is pretty weak. Some is downright wrong and may even be harmful. Other sites may not be so much bad as they are a waste of time.
There are a few I’ve found that are rock solid reliable and, if you’re looking for quality asthma education resources, these will bring a good return on your time investment “dollar”, so to speak.
First off, I love this little PDF from the folks at The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ) entitled, “Top Ten Actions to Control Asthma Triggers in Your Home“. It’s short, sweet, easy-to-read, and hits the high points for helping keep a handle on asthma triggers at home.
The American Lung Association has a YouTube presence with some nice little videos showing how to use the various types of inhalers you might run across (like Autohalers, Twisthalers, Flexhalers, metered dose inhalers, etc.), peak flow meter use, and a little bit more.
Another winner site is the relatively new (it still says “Beta”) AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org. It’s a bit more oriented toward educators, healthcare providers, larger groups, and community organizations, but it is a wealth of resources. It’s supported by the Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with Allies Against Asthma, a program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Michigan as well as the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN). ACN’s mission is to share effective strategies for asthma programs, plus provide a consolidated resource for such tools.
Other asthma education resources may be just as good, but I think you’ll find some excellent stuff on these. If you have any you’d like to share, please let me know!
Posted – April 17, 2012