A lot of children and adults who have asthma do not use their medications properly or they don’t know how to clean the house in such a way as to get rid of triggers or they dont know how to use a peak flow meter or how to use their spacer…the list goes on and on and on. It is important for parents AND children to have different kinds of resources at their disposal, and the internet is one of those ways.
Just whip out your smartphone or your laptop, or just sit at your home computer and check out this great site. It is ok to forget things or to realize that you were doing something wrong, we all make mistakes, we just have to be willing to constantly educate ourselves.
We at the Northern CA Breathmobile see this problem everyday, and we are work hard to instill and re-instill proper asthma practices. But of course, Nurse Spencer, Lisa, our medical assistant, and our doctors can’t be there everyday.
Although our YouTube channel provides some education, we really like what the Hurley Medical Center of Flint, MI has done in terms of online asthma education. Visit http://hurleyasthmakids.com/ for all sorts of videos, tools, and tips. We love the way the site is organized, and hope our BreatheEasy readers use it and pass on the message.
Thank you to our friends in Michigan…you have done a great job!