The information in this area includes:
Helpline: 1-888-566-LUNG (5864)
Speak to a Saskatchewan Asthma Educator by calling the toll-free line, Monday to Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Why is it important to contact an asthma educator?
Certified Asthma Educators are health care professionals including nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dietitians and others who have special training in asthma management. Certified Respiratory Educators are health care professionals with training in both asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung disease) management. Both types of educators are knowledgeable about the current medical management of asthma as well as skilled in helping people with asthma learn how to manage their chronic condition. Education is critical to help people identify what triggers their asthma and how to avoid or limit the exposure to those triggers; understand what, how and when to take the medications prescribed by the doctor; and how to prevent and manage worsening asthma. Taking responsibility is important in managing a chronic condition on a daily basis. An educator can help people with asthma and their families accomplish this.
Printable Asthma Handbook
The Lung Association’s Asthma Handbook is a comprehensive guide that is written in a clear, easy-to-understand style. People with asthma and their caregivers will benefit from this information on the diagnosis and management of asthma. The Asthma Handbook will help you become an active member of your health care team, along with your physician and certified respiratory educator.
Please click here to download or order asthma information materials.
See asthma facts and figures from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Last update 2009-07-21