Helping You Breathe Easier
About the Program
Asthma can be a manageable disease. We encourage you to take control of your asthma through the Asthma Management Program offered by Lee Health. Based on guidelines by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, the Asthma Management Program is the only outpatient asthma education program in Southwest Florida.
Our Asthma Management Program provides diagnostic testing and the skills you need to self-manage your asthma. They can be referred by their primary care physician, pediatrician, pulmonologist, emergency department physician or allergist. Patients are usually scheduled for six visits during the six-month program, although the physician or asthma educator may extend the duration as necessary.
The program’s full-time certified asthma educator works with your physician to develop your personal asthma action plan, designed to meet your specific medical needs.
What You Will Learn
By the end of this program, you should be able to self-manage your asthma, resulting in fewer absences from school or work, an improvement in your quality of life, decrease in emergency room visits and hospitalizations and improved lung function.
Children as young as 2 years old will learn how to identify and manage their asthma symptoms. Both parents and children benefit from the fun, game-like activities that teach self-management skills. This program compliments the education and treatment children receive as patients in Golisano Children’s Hospital. The program will contact your school nurse and provide the school with a copy of your asthma action plan that you receive during your visit. This will help guide the