I have a group asthma presentation I have to do.
My part is to evaluate the education for asthma, this is what I have wrote so far but one of my group members says I need to be more specific. what does she mean by that.
Once Thomas 's parents have been educated on everything that they need to know about his asthma, it would be a good idea to get them to explain to you at least 3 of the 4 triggers that can cause his asthma. This will help them to identify when their son maybe having another asthma attack. They also need to know the different types of medications that are used to treat asthma but most importantly, which ones Thomas needs to use and how to administrate them properly so that they can teach Thomas the correct way. So that you know that they have the correct understanding of this you would need to get them to explain this back to you.
His parents also need to understand the reasons as to why they shouldn't be smoking around him, under any circumstances.
You also need to make sure that they have been well educated on why and when Thomas would need to use his peek flow meter and the different zones that that need to be looked at when he is using it. Get them to demonstrate this back to you as a way of re-enforcing it for them.
Having Thomas parents use a management plan for his asthma will be one of the best ways for them to better control his asthma, reduce his asthma attacks, reduce his reliever medication use and will also reduce his hospital visits.
Also having Thomas parents getting involved in his asthma in general will help him to better manage it and will also give him good support.