New asthma training for parents could help

Asthma Coaching Program Could Help Parents

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A new program originating at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may give help to parents of children with asthma.

Jane Garbutt, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis says, “You have to know what to do when the child’s asthma symptoms get worse in a hurry and you have to know what to do to prevent them from having symptoms on a day-to-day basis.”

The program will train parents of asthmatic children to coach other parents to help alleviate the day to day rigors of dealing with the condition. Currently in testing in St. Louis, the training program is expected to be offered in New York this summer for parents. It may evolve into a web-based training program to help a larger audience.

Read more on the WNDU website here. Read the research summary here.

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