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Childhood Asthma: Tools That Help Parents Manage It

Gallagher, Carolyn MPA, RN, CPHQ

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By teaching parents how to use decision support tools, nurses can help them manage their child's asthma care more effectively and improve collaboration with providers.

Teaching parents to recognize, document, and describe asthma symptom patterns.

Carolyn Gallagher is a registered nurse, a certified professional in health care quality, and a freelance health writer; her Web site is www.betterhealth4kids.com. Contact author: cgallagher@med.miami.edu.

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