present methods and materials that can make asthma visits
more effective and efficient. They go far beyond the
mantra, "repeat, repeat, repeat" that is the
guiding principle of many failed attempts at asthma
education. They save time for the practice and the patient.
must be selective, indivindualized and cover ten basic elements.
The process should be designed so that the patient’s knowledge or skill can advance at every visit. Good doctors make accurate, current, complete and easy
to read materials available in the waiting
room to give their patients a head start in asthma learning. They use One Minute Asthma in the exam room to describe complex
concepts and devices. Comprehensive four-zone diaries
and action plans help patients manage their asthma
on a daily basis. Patients can use the Asthma Quiz to assess their asthma knowledge and determine what they still need to learn.