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Patient Materials section

We are collecting patient education materials from our membership all over Europe.

This activity is framed under EFA's Patient Education Working Group, integrated by European patient experts advocates in health literacy, patient rights and ehealth.

The existing materials gatehered through the Working Group will be classified in this section to promote their use and dissemination among patients, practicioners and companies.

For more information please contact isabel.proano@efanet.org   

Material: TThis videostory and sotry is addressed to adult and children asthma patients to improve their breathing exercises for asthma, relaxation, improve self-management, to prevent asthma attacks, to use peak flow meter, to avoid triggers, and use asthma action plans.

Original name: Cecilia controla su asma, available in Spanish in pdf and video and in English in pdf and video

Author: Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER)

Language: Spanish

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCydSDhHlNl8df30du_P6ayQ

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Tags: Category: Video,Patient Education
Country: Spain
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This story for children is addressed to patients with severe food allergy or anaphylaxis and aims to show how to treat anaphylactic reactions and how to use epinephrine self-injector. It can be used to improve patient anaphylactic and food allergy management, to train teachers, nurses, family doctors, paediatrician and other health professionals how to use epinephrine self-injector.

Original name: Mi amiga la adrenalina

Author: Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER)

Language: Spanish

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCydSDhHlNl8df30du_P6ayQ

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Spain
Disease area: Food allergy
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This story for children is addressed to patients with severe food allergy or anaphylaxis and aims to show how to treat anaphylactic reactions and how to use epinephrine self-injector. It can be used to improve patient anaphylactic and food allergy management, to train teachers, nurses, family doctors, paediatrician and other health professionals how to use epinephrine self-injector.

Original name: Mi amiga la adrenalina

Author: Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER)

Language: Spanish

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCydSDhHlNl8df30du_P6ayQ

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Spain
Disease area: Food allergy
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This guide help patients understand What asthma is; What can trigger asthma symptoms; Asthma treatments and how to take them; How patients can manage their asthma and What to do if they have an asthma attack.

Original name: Take control of your asthma (guide) 

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/asthma-management-materials 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: These action plans will help patients better manage their asthma. 

Original name: 

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/asthma-management-materials 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This guide explains what is asthma and allergic rhinitis, what are the symptoms and medication available and how to manage it daily.

Original name: Asthma and Allergic rhinitis guide

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/asthma-management-materials 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma,Allergy
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This booklet explain what simple measures in the garden can lessen the exposure to allergens that might reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. The booklet also gives advice on how to create an allergy friendly garden.

Original name: Gardening with asthma and allergies

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/asthma-management-materials 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma,Allergy
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This booklet explain what simple measures in the garden can lessen the exposure to allergens that might reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. The booklet also gives advice on how to create an allergy friendly garden.

Original name: Gardening with asthma and allergies

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/asthma-management-materials 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: Whether you are planning a pregnancy, are already pregnant or have recently given birth Asthma and Pregnancy aims to give you all the information you need to keep you and your baby healthy. Poorly controlled asthma can be bad for your health during pregnancy, and for the health of your baby. The information in this booklet can help you manage your asthma and keep it well controlled. Well controlled asthma reduces the risk of harm to your baby and the risk of complications during delivery. By following our advice throughout your pregnancy, you and your baby can be just as healthy as a mother and child without asthma.
Inside you will find advice on how to manage your asthma while pregnant and information on

  • • Avoiding triggers during pregnancy
    • Taking medication during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
    • What to do if you have an asthma attack during pregnancy or when you are
    giving birth

Original name: Pregnancy booklet

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/asthma-management-materials 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: A five step rule to deal with asthma attacks, anytime patients have signs of an asthma attack: Severe Cough, Wheeze, Shortness of breath, Chest tightness.
Or any combination of these

Original name: Asthma attack poster and asthma attack card

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/emergency-care 

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Material: Asthma and Your Child gives parents and guardians the information they need to control their child’s asthma and ensure their asthma won’t stop them leading a happy, healthy and active life. In this booklet you will find information about:
• How asthma is diagnosed
• The symptoms of asthma
• What triggers asthma
• Types of asthma treatments
• How to manage asthma
• And what to do during and asthma attack.

Original name: Asthma and your child

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/resources-for-parents 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: Tips to exercice better with asthma.

Original name: Reach your peak bookletposter and wallet card

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/resources-for-parents 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This is a checklist for parents to prepare their children with asthma going back to school. 

Original name: Back to school with asthma

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/resources-for-parents 

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare

Material: This booklet is an educational resource for teachers and school staff to enable you to better understand asthma and the impact that it can have on your students.

Original name: Asthma friendly schools - Guidelines for asthma in schools

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/publications-documents/resources-for-schools 

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Material:  This series of videos presents the different inhalers and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals. 

Original name: Asthma inhaler technique videos

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/inhaler-technique-videos

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Tags: Category: Video,Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: Healthcare, - Medical Devices

Material: This series of videos presents the different COPD inhalers and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals. 

Original name: COPD inhaler technique videos

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/inhaler-technique-videos

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Tags: Category: Video,Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: COPD
Theme: Healthcare, - Medical Devices

Material: This series of videos presents the different spacers and peak flow meters (PFM) and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals. 

Original name: Spacers and PFM videos

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/inhaler-technique-videos

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Tags: Category: Video,Patient Education
Country: Ireland
Disease area: Asthma
Theme: - Medical Devices

Material: This series of videos presents the different spacers and peak flow meters (PFM) and shows how to use them correctly. There are guidelines to help patients and healthcare professionals. 

Original name: Allergy medication

Author: Asthma Society of Ireland

Language: English

Website: https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/inhaler-technique-videos

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Tags: Category: Patient Education
Disease area: Allergy
Theme: Medicines

Material: Guide to help and encourage smokers to quit tobacco

Original name: Tänään on oikea päivä and I dag är rätta dagen and Сегодня правильный день

Author: The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland

Language: Finnish and Russian

Websitehttp://www.hengitysliitto.fi/fi/oppaat-pdf-muodossa

Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Finland
Disease area: Asthma,Allergy,COPD
Theme: Tobacco and smoking

Material: Guide for lung disease patients cope with oxygen treatment at home

Original name: Sisäilmaopas and Guide om inneluft

Author: The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland

Language: Finnish

Websitehttp://www.hengitysliitto.fi/fi/oppaat-pdf-muodossa

Tags: Category: Patient Education
Country: Finland
Disease area: Asthma,Allergy,COPD,Other diseases
Theme: - Indoor air quality