Respiratory Care

Learn How to Manage Your Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that does not go away. However, through education, you can learn to better manage your asthma so that you feel better and avoid some trips to the ER. Asthma Management Classes provide you with the information you need to optimize the use of medication, to identify various health and social service programs available to asthma patients, and to provide knowledge imperative to managing asthma on a daily basis. Attend just two classes every month to learn what you need to know about living with asthma.

Asthma Management Classes

Classes will be held at Ascension Providence, Classroom 5 (located in the F.M. & Gloria Young Tower) the first and third week of each month. Please register by emailing Regina Lopez or calling her at 254-751-4238.

Facilitators: Charles Goodwin, RRT and Regina Lopez, RRT

Asthma Management Class Content

How to Identify Asthma Triggers

Identify what triggers your asthma (medical conditions, foods, allergies, aromas, exercise, smoke, etc.) and learn simple ways to limit or avoid your exposure.

How to Monitor Symptoms

Common asthma symptoms include cough, tight feeling in your chest, wheezing, activity limitation and feeling tired. Learning to track your symptoms will help you stay in control of your asthma.

How to Measure Peak Flow Rate

Learn how to optimize the use of medications and use a peak flow meter to help you identify when you should seek medical attention.

How to Create and Follow an Asthma Action Plan

Learn about the components of an asthma action plan and how they can help you take control of your asthma. Information about the dangers of smoking as well as support for quitting will also be provided (available in English and Spanish).