Can I tell you about Asthma?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Can I tell you about Asthma?: A guide for friends, family and professionals


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Meet Alfie - a young boy with asthma. Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective, describing how it feels to have an asthma attack and what the common triggers are. He talks about the challenges of having asthma and how important it is that his friends and the people around him can recognise the signs when he starts feeling short of breath and know how to help. Alfie also gives simple instructions on using asthma inhalers and other medical treatments.

This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and nurses. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849053501
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Series: Can I tell you about...? Series
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 1,229,304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 7 - 18 Years

About the Author

Lesley Mills is an Asthma Specialist Nurse Advisor and has worked in many different surgeries across the UK. She has completed several courses on Asthma management and has run Asthma education sessions for nurses and doctors. Lesley has recently accepted the post of Asthma Specialist Nurse with Asthma UK and is very much looking forward to working for them. Lesley hopes the book will help spread awareness and understanding amongst patients and the general public about correct and effective Asthma care. She lives in Hertfordshire, UK. Rosy Salaman is an artist and illustrator who studied History of Art at Bristol University and Illustration at the Chelsea College of Art & Design. She lives in London, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Introducing Alfie who has Asthma 10

What is it like to have Asthma? 12

Things about having Asthma that make you feel worried and upset 14

How people treat you 16

What is Asthma? 18

Asthma medication 24

Asthma inhalers, spacers and technique 26

Asthma medication at school 28

Diagnosing Asthma and tests 30

Asthma triggers 32

Emergency treatment 34

Asthma facts and figures 37

More information about Asthma 41

How teachers can help 45

How parents can help 47

Recommended Reading, Websites and Organisations 51

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