Beside avoiding trigger mechanisms, a prophylactic, continuous medication and acute on-demand therapy, asthma patient education is a fundamental step in asthma management. Patients and parents learn in specific programs how to manage their asthma and the burden of chronic disease.
Major steps in patient education are to develop a broad understanding of the disease including disease and treatment related skills and coping competences. This is usually achieved in cooperation between physicians, psychologists and specialized asthma trainers in a well-structured small group setting using various materials and practical exercises. Please follow this link for further information: http://www.asthmaschulung.de/
Costs for patient education are usually covered by German health insurances.