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Table 1 Main patient educational topics for asthmatic pregnant patients

From: Asthma in pregnancy - from immunology to clinical managementAsma in gravidanza – dall’immunologia alla gestione clinica

Main patient educational topics Description
General information Basic information about asthma and its relationship to pregnancy Facts regarding mother and fetus safety
Use of inhaler devices Demonstration of correct use of devices prescribed to the patient
Adherence to treatment Necessity of regular visits and proper controller medication during pregnancy complicated with asthma
Environmental control measures to reduce exposure to allergens and irritants Avoidance of known allergens and smoking
Self-treatment action plan Written schedule for maintenance therapy and doses of rescue medication for increased symptoms; education about signs of asthma exacerbation and urgent or emergency help providers