Managing Your Asthma: Introduction
This presentation explains what asthma is and how asthma affects the airways. Includes discussion of asthma symptoms and early warning signs.
Managing Your Asthma: Control
How to identify if asthma is controlled and three key things to do to control asthma.
Managing Your Asthma: Controlling Triggers
Exploring different asthma triggers and how to control exposure to those triggers.
Managing Your Asthma: Medication
Explanation of the two main categories of asthma medications (controller and rescue/quick relief medications) and how these medications work to prevent and treat asthma symptoms. Also introduces combination medicines.
Managing Your Asthma: Devices
Overview of inhaled medications, including metered dose inhalers, spacer devices and dry powder inhalers. Describes how to keep track of the doses and care for the devices. Includes links to handouts and video demonstrations.
Managing Your Asthma: Action Plan
What is asthma action plan, how to use it and why it’s important. Discusses peak flow meters and how they are used as part of an asthma action plan.