ERIC Number: ED340155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Asthma: Guidelines of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
Minnesota State Dept. of Health, Minneapolis. Services for Children with Handicaps.
This booklet contains guidelines to help families coordinate health care of a child with asthma. The first section provides general information covering what asthma is, the signs and symptoms of asthma, effects of asthma, and the use and effects of various medications. A section on health care focuses on the use of the Family Centered Health Care Team, periodic health care, and record-keeping. The next section reviews the asthmatic child's needs for health care, proper development, schooling, and day care for each of the following age groupings: infants ages 0-2, preschool children ages 3-5, school-age children ages 6-12, adolescents ages 13-17, and young adults ages 18-21. The next section briefly describes family support services in the areas of advocacy, human services, schools, family support groups and networks, recreation, travel, safety, and siblings. A glossary of about 50 asthma-related terms is provided. A listing of resources includes 8 asthma-specific organizations; 16 books, pamphlets, and videos for children and families; 15 articles and books for health professionals; 7 resources (in Minnesota) for specialty medical care for children with asthma; 21 general organizations for children with special health care needs; 20 general books, pamphlets, videos, and catalogs; and 8 sources of health care financing. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asthma, Child Development, Children, Chronic Illness, Developmental Stages, Drug Therapy, Family Programs, Health Needs, Health Services, Human Services, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medicine, Recordkeeping, Resources, Special Health Problems, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Vocabulary, Young Adults, Young Children
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Health, Minneapolis. Services for Children with Handicaps.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota