Keeping kids out of the hospital

New video helps families manage asthma

An asthma diagnosis can be overwhelming. While there is no cure, symptoms can be managed with proper care—which families get a crash course in once diagnosed. But still, many parents worry that they won’t be prepared to recognize or manage an asthma attack when it happens.

In collaboration with Child Health BC, Dr. Claire Seaton, a researcher and pediatrician at BC Children’s Hospital, developed a new video to help families. It provides information on how to manage the disease with confidence and prevent serious attacks from happening.

“This video is an easy and accessible way to learn about asthma. Families can view it anytime, anywhere and show it to their child’s other caregivers.”

— Dr. Claire Seaton, Child Health BC

In addition to the video, an interactive online course was created to support health care providers across the province. This training will help them properly diagnose and treat asthma, including in emergency situations, so that kids and families receive earlier and better care.

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