Patient education classes are an important part of your experience at National Jewish Health. The classes will give you and your family the information and tools to manage your disease.

Plan to attend classes during your evaluation at National Jewish Health. The patient education classes are free for patients and family members.

Patient Education classes meet in the Patient Education Room A01b. The classroom is located in the basement across the hall from the main elevator.

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Monday

Asthma and Exercise (1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
If your child is school age and has asthma you may find this class helpful. The class will cover the benefits of exercise, plus safe and appropriate exercise programs. Discussions will include how asthma and asthma medications may affect sports participation and how to communicate.



Tuesday

What Makes Asthma Worse? (Adult and Pediatric Class) (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
What is happening in the lungs with asthma? What makes asthma worse? These questions will be discussed in this class. Irritants, allergens, infections, weather changes, exercise and gastroesophageal reflux will be discussed.



Wednesday

Learning About Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema (Adult and Pediatric Class) (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Learn about the importance of “Soak and Seal” in this class.  Avoidance of things that make atopic dermatitis worse, daily skin care and managing worsening symptoms will be discussed.



Thursday

Asthma Medications and Self Management (Adult and Pediatric Class) (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month))
Correct medication technique is important. Asthma medications, side effects and correct techniques will be discussed. Monitoring asthma by assessing symptoms and using a peak flow meter with an Asthma Action Plan will also be discussed.



Managing Asthma for Children and Teens (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month on the pediatric unit))

Correct medication technique is important. Asthma medications, side effects and correct techniques will be discussed. Monitoring asthma by assessing symptoms and using a peak flow meter with an Asthma Action Plan will also be discussed. The focus is for children and teens with asthma and their parents.





Friday

Tools for Giving-Up Smoking - Trying Again (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Second Friday every month))

If you're just thinking about giving up smoking or ready to set a quit date, this class is for you. This is an informative class that follows along with the Giving Up Smoking Med Facts series. It will provide you with helpful, practical tools as you prepare to give up smoking.