What is Asthma and What Makes it Worse
Triggers are things that can set off asthma problems. We can avoid many of them and stay healthy.
- Become aware of various triggers.
- Identify personal triggers.
- Identify ways to avoid triggers.
- List three changes that occur in the lungs when asthma worsens.
- Regularly chooses action alternatives that are consistent with good control.
- Explain their triggers to teachers and friends.
- Begin taking action to control personal triggers that are controllable, such as exercise and cold air.
- Begin limiting exposure to personal triggers that are avoidable, such as cats, smoke and dust.
- Feel they can take action to improve their health (sense of control).
- Begin to feel responsible for improving their asthma.
- Desire positive health rather than mere absence of attacks, such as no symptoms and no side effects.
- Describe methods of avoiding personal triggers to the group.
- Identify personal factors or triggers that cause their asthma to worsen.
- Investigate "hidden" triggers at home and at school.
- Introduction. (5 min)
- Introducing Triggers. (5 min)
- Trigger Learning Activity. (20 min)
- Creating Airway Models. (20 min)
- Closing. (5 min)
Last modified 2005-12-18 13:30