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Training for Allied Health Professionals Summary

The One Minute Asthma training provides effective, practical, low-cost, hands-on training for health professionals in the basics of asthma and the devices used to treat it. It promotes a consistent approach to asthma care that will lead to more efficient use of resources by professionals and patients. This peer-based distance-learning program is based on three principles:

  • Every professional who interacts with a patient should be competent to provide education.
  • Patient education should take place at every visit for asthma.
  • Most education will be delivered in one to five minute bites.
Special features:
Identifies what participants need to learn and then ensures that their goals have been met.
Hands-on practice and video scoring. Ensures that the trainees understand how to use the various asthma treatment devices.
Duration. Seven to ten hours depending on previous knowledge: three to six hours of individual study and four hours of peer learning and conference calls.
Site. Can be held at any site.
Cost. $995 for a group of six or less.

Since June 2001, more than 20 groups of school nurses, asthma case managers, respiratory therapists, office nurses, nurse practitioner students and health department nurses greatly improved their:
• Asthma knowledge
• Skill in use of asthma treatment devices
• Ability to educate patients and professionals
• Ability to communicate with patients and colleagues as a result of the One minute Asthma training.

Dr. Plaut’s qualifications:

Pediatrician; Scientific Fellow, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Asthma educator for patients and professionals for 25 years.
Consultant to HMOs, government agencies, professional groups and publications.
Developed the Asthma Peak Flow Diary and the Asthma Signs Diary (for children under 5) and corresponding asthma action plans.

Children With Asthma: A Manual for Parents*
One Minute Asthma: What You Need to Know
Asthma Charts and Forms for the Physician’s Office
Dr. Tom Plaut’s Asthma Guide for People of All Ages.

*Only book in its class referenced in the 1997 National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma.

Training Process
Sample Questions & Answers
Report of the Training in a Boston Area Pediatric Office
Report of the Training by Chicago School Nurses

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