What does asthma medicine do and how should it be used?
Airways change if asthma worsens. One type of medication can reduce swelling (inflammation) and prevent asthma symptoms when used properly. Another type of medication can stop asthma symptoms when they occur.
- Review the three changes that happen to the airways with asthma (swelling, tightening and increased mucous production).
- Describe the action of medications that prevent asthma problems.
- Describe the action of medications that relieve asthma problems.
- Individually demonstrate correct use of their asthma medication device.
- Take medication independently, as directed by their doctor.
- Become comfortable in talking with parents and teachers about their asthma.
- Use medications effectively.
- Demonstrate desire to take preventative action.
- Reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
- Indicate their own medications that prevent symptoms (if applicable).
- Indicate their own medications that relieve symptoms.
- State when they use each medication.
- Introduction. (5 min)
- Inhaler technique learning activity. (20 min)
- Creating a picture of what occurs in the lungs. (10 min)
- Clear Airways Game. (15 min)
- Planning for final session. (3 min)
- Closing. (5 min)
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