Asthma self-management training helps children, parents

11/11/2009 | RTMagazine.com

Data from an asthma education program in Maine showed emergency department visits dropped 25 percentage points and the number of asthmatic children requiring hospitalization went from 30% to 1% over nine years. The one-on-one education/self-management training helped children and families understand that asthma is a chronic disease and taught them how to use medications, avoid triggers and handle flares.

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