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Asthma Education

Children's Mercy provides the latest information, research, and resources to help patients and families manage asthma. You'll find important information about how to recognize symptoms, avoid common triggers, and manage the onset of asthma. 

Asthma basics

It is a common disease that affects one out of every 10 people. Asthma causes the airways to become sensitive and easily irritated by things breathed into the lungs.

Learn more about asthma with the following booklet:

Or check out these videos that accompany the booklets:

Asthma classes at Children's Mercy

Attend our free Asthma Class and learn helpful things such as:

  • What is asthma?

  • How you can control it?

  • Asthma triggers

  • Asthma medicines

  • How to use an Asthma Action Plan

Take our free online asthma classes


Attend our free in-person asthma class

Register below or call (816) 302-3484.


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School nurse resources

Free School Nurse Asthma Learning Module

This module is worth 1 CNE credit.

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