The asthma education program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is offered to adults and children with a diagnosis of asthma. The program follows guidelines from the National Institute of Health and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. Sessions are by appointment only.
What is Asthma?
According to the National Institute of Health, asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightening and coughing.
How Texas Health HEB Can Help
The asthma education program wants to combat this disease by providing those living with asthma individual assessments, asthma education and follow-up visits.
Once enrolled in the program, an individual will complete a questionnaire, receive a personal assessment, a baseline lung function test called a spirometry, a spacer for inhaled medications, a peak flow meter, and an educational resource packet. After the initial session, the individual's progress will be noted by a two-week, six-month and one-year follow-up with a written report to their physician.
During the one-on-one sessions with a respiratory therapist, specific asthma education will be covered, including:
- Proper use of asthma medication
- Use of a peak flow meter and diary
- Anatomy and physiology of asthma
- Signs and symptoms of asthma
- Asthma triggers and avoidance
- Environmental controls
Education is critical to understanding and controlling this disease. Participating in the Asthma Education Program provides an individual with feedback on their lung response to the seasonal and activity related changes that occur throughout the year.
Asthma Education Program
251 Westpark Way, Suite 206
Euless, Texas 76040
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