ERIC Number: ED417832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Asthma in Young Children.
Mohay, Heather; Holzheimer, Leisa
AECA Resource Book Series, v4 n3 Sep 1997
Asthma is an incurable respiratory disease characterized by increased responsiveness of the tracheobronchial tree to a variety of stimuli. Associated symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness, and a cough or wheeze. This resource booklet for child caregivers presents comprehensive information on the nature of asthma and caring for a child with asthma. Sections of booklet detail a variety of topics related to asthma including: the respiratory system, symptoms of asthma and how the disease is diagnosed, managing asthma in care and education settings, physiotherapy and breathing exercises, asthma education and self-management programs, how to know if a child has asthma, and what to do when a child suffers an asthma attack. Contains 15 references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Asthma, Child Caregivers, Diseases, Foreign Countries, Respiratory Therapy, Self Management, Special Health Problems, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Young Children
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, ACT 2602; phone: 02-6241-6900, 800-356-900; fax: 02-6241-5547; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Yearly 4-issue subscription, $35 (Australian); $40 for overseas subscriptions).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
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