An asthma education centre was developed at Health Services in order to respond to a growing trend in the population. Asthma affects about 3 million Canadians, and its prevalence is on the rise. Many asthmatics suffer unnecessarily from asthma symptoms because their asthma is not properly controlled. Poorly controlled asthma affects a person’s quality of life and ability to participate fully in life.
With this in mind, an education centre was created to help individuals with asthma achieve better control of their asthma, greater independence and improved quality of life.
What services are provided?
- Quality structured teaching by a nurse educator
- Educational sessions could consist of the following depending on your needs: asthma disease process, environmental precautions and trigger prevention, signs and symptoms of asthma deterioration and when to consult with a doctor, review of medications and evaluation of device technique, and review of action plan
Who is eligible for education?
- Anyone who has been diagnosed with asthma in the past or recently, or is being treated for asthma and is interested in learning more about the disease and its management
- A doctor’s referral is not necessary
Number of sessions and length
- First individual session lasts 45-60 minutes
- Follow-up sessions 15-30 minutes depending on your needs
- Educator is available for follow-up telephone consultations
How to make an appointment
To make an appointment you may call the nurse educator directly at 848-2424 ext. 3580 or you may present to Health Services and ask to see one of the nurses in order to be referred