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These articles 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.

Education 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.

 

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