Asthma Caregiver’s Handbook

Asthma Caregiver’s Handbook

Respiratory Health Association has released its new Asthma Caregiver’s Handbook, a compendium of resources for parents, guardians, and other caregivers of children with asthma. This is a free resource for healthcare providers to support children and families with asthma.

The Handbook includes 19 chapters organized into 4 sections, plus appendices:

  • The Introduction presents basic information about asthma and the respiratory system.
  • Managing Your Child’s Asthma addresses how to manage asthma symptoms, asthma action plans, asthma treatment, how to respond to an asthma emergency, asthma triggers and how to manage them, keeping homes asthma-safe, and asthma and food allergies.
  • Supporting Your Child with Asthma provides caregivers with guidance for talking to their child about asthma; empowering their child’s self-care; asthma, smoking and vaping; and preparing their child for day care, school, and college and adulthood.
  • Other Tips for Caregivers shares how caregivers can care for themselves, tips from other caregivers, and a doctor’s answers to common questions.
  • The Appendices are rich with tools and resources ranging from a day care provider checklist and how to clean spacers and inhalers to word searches and other activities for children with asthma.

How can I get a copy of the Asthma Caregiver’s Handbook for my patients?
Respiratory Health Association will be making the Handbooks available at no cost to Illinois nurse practitioners, pediatricians, and asthma specialists. It is our hope they will provide a copy to parents and caregivers of newly diagnosed children with asthma and other families they believe might benefit from the information.

Download the Asthma Caregiver’s Handbook or Order Your Physical Handbook Today!