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Learning products and resources designed to help the public health community diagnose, manage the symptoms of, educate patients, and address public health issues regarding asthma.

Asthma Learning Products

Asthma Management and Education OnlineContinuing Education

  • Structured around NAEPP's "Four Components of Asthma Management"

ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM): Environmental Triggers of AsthmaContinuing Education

  • Discusses the role environmental factors play in causing and exacerbating asthma
  • Provides recommendation strategies for decreasing exposure to allergens and irritants

Breathing Should Be Easy: Guideline-Level Asthma CareContinuing Education

  • Provides information to improve clinicians' understanding of how to accurately diagnose and treat patients with asthma

CDC Expert Commentary — No Vacation From Asthma: Asthma Control During Travel

  • From collaborative series between CDC and Medscape
  • Discusses how clinicians can advise persons with asthma to stay healthy during travel

(The) Coach's Asthma Clipboard Program: Winning with Asthma

  • Teaches coaches about asthma and its effects on athletes
  • Provides insight on how coaches can help manage athletes' symptoms

Creating an Asthma-Friendly School

  • Features real-life success stories of students with asthma

Learning and Growing Through Evaluation: State Asthma Program Evaluation Guide

  • Contains evaluation practices to ensure resources are used effectively and efficiently
  • Emphasizes how to generate knowledge and information that will be useful for those invested in a program's success

Managing Indoor Asthma Triggers: Realistic Approaches for Health Care ProvidersContinuing Education

  • Provides instruction on counseling patients in the management of asthma triggers
  • Describes how to approach environmental asthma education and management

Ozone and Your Patients' Health

  • Describes the physiological mechanisms responsible for lung function changes
  • Provides insight on advising patients about exposure to ozone
  • Provides practical tools to help patients understand triggers

Spirometry Training

  • Provides instruction to use the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs) —  spirometry

Using Evaluation to Reduce the Burden of Asthma

  • Provides introduction to program evaluation basics
  • Introduces the six steps of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation

Asthma Resources

Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

Additional Asthma Resources

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Information regarding training products and resources featured in the Spotlight was provided by

  • CDC National Asthma Control Program, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
  • TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN), a free service of the Public Health Foundation
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  • Page last updated: January 1, 2012
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