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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.
Discusses asthma that starts in adulthood.
Discusses the facts regarding the use of alternative/complementary therapies in managing asthma.
Explains how to manage your asthma so that you can exercise normally.
Discusses pet allergens and what can be done.
Discusses the effects of tobacco smoke on asthma and what you can do.
Discusses issues involving asthma when you travel.
Discusses various triggers in the home and what may help.
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.
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.
Discusses asthma in the workplace.
The Lung Association Lung Health Information Line.
For individuals who have severe asthma. It includes information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of severe asthma and how to find support.
Set of 50 per pack tear off sheets promoting our helplines.
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.
Poster (18″x24″) promoting awareness of The Lung Association’s Asthma Action™ helpline and website.
Six-page brochure describing the very basics of asthma with simple pictures and few words.
Discusses the use of inhaled steroids in managing asthma.
Explains what happens to the lungs when someone has asthma, as well as the common symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discusses the basics of properly managing your child’s asthma.
Provides recommendations and resources to create supportive child care centres for children with asthma.
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.
Describes what physical educators and teachers need to know about asthma. Brochure by OPHEA.
Discusses the various issues involving students with asthma, including asthma symptoms, triggers and medications.
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.
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.
Schools and parents can use this form to keep track of students with asthma. You can list asthma triggers, medications, and emergency contact information.
Poster showing you what to look for and what to do when a student is having an asthma attack.
Reference sheet showing you what to look for and what to do when a student is having an asthma attack.
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.
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.
Health educators can use this tool to help their clients to identify their asthma triggers.
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.
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.
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.
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.