Educational Videos

Understanding Asthma

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Part 1: Getting Familiar with Asthma

Introduction 00:05
What is asthma? 01:45
The patient population. 02:57
What are the symptoms of asthma? 03:11
Severity levels of asthma. 04:06
Types and triggers of asthma. 08:19
Key takeaways about triggers. 10:56
How you can control your asthma. 11:32
What are some treatments of asthma? 14:51
Q: What type of doctor treats asthma? 20:24
Q: Is there a cure for asthma? 21:43
Q: How can COVID affect a patient with asthma? 23:04
Q: On average, when is someone typically diagnosed with asthma? 23:38
Q: Can an onset of asthma happen in middle age in an otherwise healthy person? 24:46
Q: As someone with asthma, should I regularly use a pulse oximeter to measure my oxygen levels? 26:04

In this webinar, Angelia Drake, BSN, RN, MSN-CRA, gives an excellent primer on understanding asthma and how it can affect the lives of patients. You will learn the symptoms, treatment, and most importantly the strategies to help you control and manage your asthma.

This is the first in a series of ongoing webinars focusing on asthma. Future webinars will be featured on this page.

Part 2: Is It More Than Just “Bad Asthma?”

Welcome and Introductions 00:08
Let’s define asthma. 01:15
Types of asthma. 02:40
How do you define “bad asthma”? 03:28
Signs and symptoms of severe asthma. 04:18
Coping or controlling your asthma. 05:54
What controlling your asthma looks like? 06:57
Two types common types of severe asthma. 09:16
Severe allergic asthma. 11:28
What are your goals for control of your asthma? 15:50
Conversation with Sara Amodio who has vasculitis and asthma. 21:57
Greatest challenges of living with asthma and EGPA vasculitis. 33:55
Q: Can you have mild asthma for several years and then it becomes severe? 39:17
Q: Should I have and use a pulse oximeter? 40:05
Q: Can anxiety or stress trigger asthma? 44:54
Q: Should I purchase a portable air filter? 46:27

In this second webinar in our series, you will learn what to do when your asthma severely impacts your life. Understand the signs and symptoms of severe asthma. Work on an action plan to take greater control in maintaining your condition.

Part 3: Creating an Asthma Action Plan

Presented by Angelia Drake, BSN, RN, MSN
Patient Engagement Liaison
March 6, 2021

Asthma basics. 2:06
Common asthma triggers. 2:46
What is an asthma action plan? 6:07
Why is an asthma action plan important? 8:19
Asthma Action Plan Zones. 11:13
Why you should create a personal asthma action plan. 18:14
Choose your asthma goals. 22:35
Tools and resources to help manage asthma. 24:48

In this third in a series of special webinars focusing on asthma you will learn the importance of creating an asthma action plan. This plan will help you to better track your symptoms, and be an important document for yourself, your doctor, and your caregivers to fully understand your situation.

Part 4: Caring for Someone with Asthma

Welcome and Introductions. 0:17
Who is a caregiver? 1:29
Know your loved one’s triggers. 2:02
Learn the language about asthma. 3:01
Medications to treat asthma. 4:11
Know how asthma affects the patient. 5:17
Help loved one identify their asthma goals. 8:32
You Play a Key Role: During Appointments. 10:48
Have an Asthma Action Plan. 11:46
What you can do for a loved one having an asthma attack. 21:33
The importance of caring for yourself. 23:31

In this fourth and final webinar in our series we focus on caregivers who are a vital part of a patient’s asthma management plan. Topics such as Asthma Attacks: What You Can Do, and Caring for Yourself are discussed, as well as valuable tips and strategies to help caregivers be effective in their role.