Let’s Focus on Asthma and Allergy Month 

 Published: May 13, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer



This month is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Millions of people worldwide suffer from these ailments. Respiratory therapists have the unique opportunity to help patients manage their allergies and asthma to live a life that isn’t interrupted by inconvenient symptoms, which can be easily maintained.  

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has plenty of resources for you to make sure you are educating your patients with the most up to date practices.  

Some of AAFA’s resources include:  

The AARC has lots of other asthma resources you can use to mark the upcoming asthma celebrations as well— 

  • Asthma and the Respiratory Therapist: This 3.5 CRCE course provides a great overview of the four key elements in the NLHBI’s Expert Panel Report, 3rd Edition—the starting point for asthma management in any setting. 
  • Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists: Now in its fourth edition, this booklet contains the latest information on the nebulizers, MDIs, and DPIs your patients use to treat their asthma. It’s free for AARC members and you can even earn 6 CRCE credits by taking a post test. 
  • Pulmonary Disease Management Community: As an AARC member you can join this community of subject experts.  
  • Asthma Webcasts: The AARC regularly hosts webcasts dealing with asthma, and they’re all available for viewing in this archive.  

Email newsroom@aarc.org with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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