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“Winning with Asthma”
 
This 30-minute online educational program focuses on what coaches, referees, and physical education teachers should know about asthma, including:  
  •  Asthma basics
  • What medications are used and when
  •  Ways to prevent exercise-induced asthma
  •  Steps to take when athletes are experiencing asthmatic episodes, including suggestions for cold-weather sports.
 
Those who complete the program receive a booklet with additional asthma information and a coach’s clipboard with “What to do during an asthma attack”printed on the back, and a laminated card to put inside the first aid kit.Use the following link to access the program:
 
 
References:
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
 
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