Asthma Program Resources

Asthma Booklet

Nationwide Children's Hospital has developed an Asthma Booklet titled, "Tell Me About... Asthma". The resources from this booklet can be found in this section of the site and are listed below. You can also download the full booklet.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources for Parents

Check out some additional resources that could help your child's journey with asthma. 

Asthma Resources for Professionals

Check out some additional resources that can be helpful to professionals dealing with asthma. 

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Asthma Care

Asthma Care is a user friendly mobile health application for iOS devices designed for use by children and teenagers with asthma.

Asthma Education Material

The following asthma education materials are written and illustrated as part of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Mediglyphs® System.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a disease of the lungs. When you have asthma, the airways are very sensitive to many things in the air. The airways may get smaller when you are around things that trigger your asthma. This is called a flare-up.

Asthma Triggers

Many things can start an asthma flare-up. They are called triggers. Know your asthma triggers and avoid them.

Medicine and Steroid Use

There are two types of medicines for treating asthma. They are called rescue (quick-relief) medicines and controller medicines.

Quiz: Is Your Asthma Under Control?

Do you take your rescue (quick-relief) medicine more than TWO times PER WEEK?

Asthma Symptom Diary

Below is a sample of what an Asthma Symptom Diary looks like.

Using an Asthma Action Plan

Sit down with your doctor to develop an Asthma Action Plan. A plan can be very helpful, especially during an asthma flare-up.

Asthma Teamwork: Working with Your Doctor

Come prepared. Bring all of your medicines, spacer and any questions you may have. Tell your doctor about any asthma symptoms you have had.

Goals of Asthma Care

Work with your doctor to set goals to help control your asthma.

Additional Resources for Parents

Check out some additional resources that could help your child's journey with asthma. 

Asthma Resources for Professionals

Check out some additional resources that can be helpful to professionals dealing with asthma. 

How to Video

How to Use a Dry Powder Inhaler

A dry powdered inhaler (DPI) is an asthma treatment option for older kids and teens. Using a dry powdered inhaler allows medicine to get deep into the lungs.

How to Use an Inhaler with a Spacer and Mouthpiece

Learning how to properly use an inhaler with a spacer and mouthpiece for asthma ensures the medicine gets deposited into the lungs. 

How to Use an Inhaler with a Spacer and Mask

Using an inhaler with a spacer and a mask is an asthma treatment option for smaller children and babies.

Using a Nasal Spray for your Child

A lot of people use nasal sprays, but a lot of people use nasal sprays incorrectly. Just follow these simple steps and we’ll have you feeling better, faster.

How to Use a Twisthaler

Learning how to properly use a twisthaler is important to assure asthma medicine is inhaled into the airways.

How to Use a Nebulizer

A nebulizer is a machine used to deliver asthma medicine deep inside the lungs.

Asthma Myth Videos

When You Need to Use a Controller Medicine

A common misconception about controller medicine for asthma is that it should only be taken when having trouble breathing.

Use of Steriods as a Treatment Option and its Side Effects

Many parents have concerns about the side effects of steroids prescribed to treat asthma.

When You Should Use Your Spacer with Inhaler

It is important for everyone to use a spacer each time they use their inhaler. A spacer is an attachment that fits onto the end of your inhaler.

What Are The Symptoms of Asthma

Symptoms from asthma occur when the muscles surrounding the breathing tubes squeeze and tighten, which makes it very difficult to get air inside the lungs and body.