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Asthma Action Resources

Asthma Resource Order Form

 


 

Asthma Action Plan

A set of written instructions from your doctor that show you what medications you need to take, when you should take them, and how you should adjust them if your asthma starts to get out of control. It’s based on the traffic light system: GREEN means your asthma is under control, YELLOW means your asthma is getting out of control, and RED is an emergency.


 

Adult Onset Asthma

Discusses asthma that starts in adulthood.


 

Alternative/Complementary Therapies in Asthma Management

Discusses the facts regarding the use of alternative/complementary therapies in managing asthma.


 

Asthma and Exercise

Explains how to manage your asthma so that you can exercise normally.


 

Asthma and Pets

Discusses pet allergens and what can be done.


 

Asthma and Smoking

Discusses the effects of tobacco smoke on asthma and what you can do.


 

Asthma and Travel

Discusses issues involving asthma when you travel.


 

Asthma and Triggers in the Home Environment

Discusses various triggers in the home and what may help.


 

Asthma Control Check

Includes a sample test to check if your asthma is under control, as well as an outline of how The Lung Association can help you. Answering the five questions will give you a good idea of your level of asthma control.


 

Asthma Diary Card

My Asthma Diary Card helps you keep a record of your symptoms, medication use, and peak flow readings so that you can better manage your asthma. By showing trends in your symptoms, medication use, and peak flow readings, you and your doctor will be better able to make decisions about the management of your asthma.


 

Asthma in the Workplace

Discusses asthma in the workplace.


 

Fridge Magnet

The Lung Association Lung Health Information Line.


 

Managing Severe Asthma

For individuals who have severe asthma. It includes information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of severe asthma and how to find support.


 

The Lung Association Tear Off Sheet

Set of 50 per pack tear off sheets promoting our helplines.


 

 

Taking Control Handbook

This book covers everything from exercising with asthma to travel considerations, and complements The Ontario Lung Association’s spectrum of educational materials that are available to children and adults of all ages who are living with asthma.


 

Taking Control Poster

Poster (18″x24″) promoting awareness of The Lung Association’s Asthma Action™ helpline and website.


 

The Story of Asthma in Pictures

Six-page brochure describing  the very basics of asthma with simple pictures and few words.


 

Using Inhaled Steroids in Asthma Management

Discusses the use of inhaled steroids in managing asthma.


 

What is Asthma?

Explains what happens to the lungs when someone has asthma, as well as the common symptoms.


 

For Children and Parents

 

Asthma in Children

An in-depth book that helps parents of children with asthma understand and better manage the condition. It includes an explanation of asthma, asthma triggers and medications, and how to regularly monitor asthma.


 

Call Me Brave Boy Booklet (for ages 2-6)

A colorful 20-page picture book on childhood asthma designed for a parent or caregiver to read to a young child who has asthma. Illustrations by Michael Martchenko.


 

Asthma Active Booklet (for ages 7-10)

This is a free book of puzzles, games, and information to teach children how to control their asthma and stay active. It’s a great way to learn that having asthma doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines.


 

The Legend of Tahnee the Wolf – Asthma Journey

 


 

Child Asthma Management Plan

Day care centre staff and parents will find this form useful to record important information on children with asthma. You can list their asthma triggers, information about their medications, and emergency contact information. It also includes a description of how to manage asthma attacks.


 

Childhood Asthma

Discusses the basics of properly managing your child’s asthma.


 

Creating Asthma Friendly Child Care Centres

Provides recommendations and resources to create supportive child care centres for children with asthma.


 

Questions and Answers about Asthma: Information Booklet for Parents

An easy-to-read 44-page booklet written for parents of children with asthma. It explains the basics of childhood asthma and the importance of asthma management.


 

For Schools and Students

 

Asthma and Physical Activity (for physical educators and teachers)

Describes what physical educators and teachers need to know about asthma. Brochure by OPHEA.


 

Asthma in Schools

Discusses the various issues involving students with asthma, including asthma symptoms, triggers and medications.


 

Creating Asthma Friendly Environments for Children & Youth

Provides recommendations and resources for creating asthma friendly and supportive environments for children and youth with asthma who participate in after-school and weekend programs, including arts, clubs and recreational and competitive sports programs.


 

Creating Asthma Friendly Schools

Assists boards and schools with the implementation of the requirements set out in Ryan’s Law, 2015 (Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools), to support students with asthma.


 

Individual Student Asthma Management Plan

Schools and parents can use this form to keep track of students with asthma. You can list asthma triggers, medications, and emergency contact information.


 

Managing Asthma Attacks Poster

Poster showing you what to look for and what to do when a student is having an asthma attack.


 

Managing Asthma Attacks Reference Sheet

Reference sheet showing you what to look for and what to do when a student is having an asthma attack.


 

Walking a Good Walk with Asthma: An Educational Workbook

 


 

For Health-Care Providers

 

All About Asthma Triggers

A practical guide for health-care providers, which includes information about common triggers (irritants and allergens) that are found across various settings, as well as information about triggers found in specific settings, such as school, workplaces, and farms/ranches.


 

Asthma and COPD Medication Table

A practical reference for health-care providers offering information on the medications currently available in Ontario for asthma and COPD. This printed version for order does not include Ontario drug coverage information, however, the full electronic version (that is always up-to-date) with Ontario drug coverage information (Ontario Drug Benefit and NIHB coverage) is available on the PCAP website for download.


 

Common Asthma Triggers: An Education Companion

Health educators can use this tool to help their clients to identify their asthma triggers.


 

How-To’s

 

How to Use the Diskus Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Diskus medication inhalation device. The Diskus is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to Use a Puffer (Metered Dose Inhaler)

This video shows you how to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) medication inhalation device. The MDI sprays out a puff of medicine that is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to Use a Puffer (Metered Dose Inhaler) with Spacer

This video shows you how to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) medication inhalation device with a spacer (valved holding chamber) device. The MDI sprays out a puff of medicine into the spacer. The medicine is then inhaled from the spacer deep into the lungs.


How to Use the Turbuhaler Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Turbuhaler medication inhalation device. The Turbuhaler is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.