Asthma Education

Respiratory Care Practitioners

The highly qualified, licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP) at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center would like to help you understand and manage your asthma.

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease that affects nearly 15) million children and adults in the United States. The incidence of asthma is rising and accounts for 470,000 hospitalizations annually. These hospitalizations result in lost days at work and absences from school. The Respiratory Care Practitioners at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center offer a complete and comprehensive asthma education class. The class follows the newest recommendations issued by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. During the asthma education class you will meet, one on one with one of our RCPs to learn about:

  • pulmonary physiology
  • recognizing your asthma symptoms
  • Identifying "asthma triggers" (those allergens and irritants that cause asthma)
  • Controlling asthma triggers
  • Asthma medications
  • What is a peak flow meter and why it is important to monitor your peak flows
  • Using a spacer with your metered dose inhaler
  • New asthma medications
  • Asthma prevention
  • Action Plans

These classes are offered free of charge. Classes are available in English and Spanish and can be scheduled in the morning or afternoon hours. You may register for a class by calling (909) 865-9135.

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Department of Cardio-Respiratory
1798 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 865-9135

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