The American Lung Association's Asthma Basics course is a free one-hour interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma. This course is ideal for frontline healthcare professionals, such as school nurses or community
health workers, as well as individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, and co-workers, friends and family who want to learn more about asthma.
This program will teach participants to:
- Recognize and manage triggers,
- Understand the value of an asthma action plan, and
- Recognize and respond to a breathing emergency.
One of the highlights of this learning module is the animation What Is Asthma? that shows
the three primary changes in the airways during an asthma episode.
Asthma Basics also includes comprehensive resources, including asthma medication devices and demonstration videos and downloads.