The Provincial Outreach Asthma Program assists Manitoba Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) and health care professionals, in making effective, timely, and up to date asthma education accessible to children with asthma and their families in all areas of the province.
The Provincial Outreach Asthma Coordinator is available to support health care professionals, and to consult with RHA representatives as they work to establish asthma education resources in rural, northern, and First Nations communites in Manitoba.
Resources are available for training health care professionals to deliver asthma education in a variety of settings (including clinics, schools, nursing stations, First Nations communities).
Continuing Education Sessions for heathcare professionals focusing on pediatric asthma are available through MBTelehealth.
Lesley Stewart RN, CAE
Provincial Outreach Coordinator
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-888-554-1141
Asthma Education in Schools
The "Roaring Adventures of Puff" (RAP) asthma education program, designed by the Alberta Asthma Centre, is an interactive, fun filled, small group education program for children with asthma. RAP has been provided to over 30 elementary schools in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba since 2008. It has been run in five 1 hour sessions once per week over 5 weeks but the program is flexible. RAP has shown to have significant and clinically relevant benefits for children, families and schools. Healthcare professionals in rural, northern and First Nations communities can be trained to deliver the program locally.
Asthma Education in First Nations Communities
RAP can be run in a variety of settings and in different formats. The orignal program has been adapted to make it more relevant for First Nations populations. click here to view a modified children's resource.
For further information including curriculum, activities and training contact Lesley Stewart.
Asthma Education in Outreach Regions
Prairie Mountain RHA:
The Children's Asthma Education Centre in collaboration with the Alberta Asthma Centre
Enlisting Provincial Departments of Health and Education to Adopt a School-Integrated, Collaborative Model for Children with Asthma: A Knowledge Translation Plan
Vision: Health and school decision makers will fund and resource access to supports, education and resources for elementary students with asthma that will optimize quality of life resulting from well controlled asthma, and knowledgeable and coordinated family, social, school and health supports.
Mission: Enlist Health and Education to adopt a single, school-integrated, collaborative model for children with asthma.
Goals: Employing tested KT strategies, engage decision makers and stakeholders in a process to:
Asthma Control, Pieces to the Puzzle DVD
Asthma Control, Pieces to the Puzzle DVD is an asthma teaching tool, developed by the CAEC to help familes better understand asthma and its managment!!. A section on "How to use your Inhaler" displays correct inhaler techniques using various delivery devices.
To obtain a copy, educators should contact:
The CAEC (204) 787-2551 or 1-888-554-1141
Families interested in a copy should contact:
The Childhood Asthma Foundation 1-800-373-5696.