Asthma is a common condition that causes your airways to swell and fill with mucus. Asthma is long lasting but symptoms can be managed.

Understanding and managing your child's asthma

This video provides information to help families understand common symptoms of asthma, how to manage symptoms at home, and when to seek emergency care. 

This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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The ECHO research program is focused on improving health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through the application of the best available evidence — a process known as knowledge translation (KT).

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