Community Asthma Programs
Asthma Classes Are Educational and Fun
The best part about our classes is that kids have fun and learn, too. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 participate in a fun, hands-on asthma education workshop taught by a child psychologist. They make lung models out of tubing and silly puddy, act out asthma symptoms, and don pirate hats to hunt for "trigger treasure."
Classes are held at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI, Room 151, 1st Floor. Classes include free parking. Community classes are also available. Contact us at 401-444-8340 to learn about classes in a community near you.
Almost every week, CVS/pharmacy Draw A Breath hosts asthma education classes for children and parents at Hasbro Children's Hospital. The classes are designed to be innovative, interactive, and culturally appropriate. Classes are taught in English and Spanish. The classes are open to all who want to attend.
A diverse, multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to providing quality services to families with asthma. Classes include demonstration, discussion, and interactive presentations.
Asthma Class Topics
Topics covered include:
- asthma physiology
- common medication options for asthma management;
- identification of asthma triggers and strategies for trigger control;
- symptom recognition and response; and
- psychosocial issues that affect asthma management.
During the class, instructors demonstrate and discuss the use of medical equipment for asthma control at home, and families receive free peak flow meters and spacers.
How to Register for an Asthma Class
We ask that families pre-register for class. Call 401-444-8340 to register or learn more about our classes.
What Families Say
"The content was terrific. I learned a lot and feel much better about giving my son his medicine."
"I appreciated most the open interaction with the facilitator, and her knowledge of various issues regarding asthma-from drugs to prevent/control and ways to stem attacks."
"I learned how to prevent asthma attacks and what to do with asthma symptoms so that my daughter can live a normal life and my life will be more peaceful. "