Asthma Self-Management Education—or AS-ME for short—is an extra layer of education and support for people with asthma and their families, especially those with a history of uncontrolled asthma. AS-ME courses, which are offered in a variety of settings, strive to:
- Educate people about asthma.
- Build up their skills for keeping asthma well-managed.
- Provide tools to assess their own asthma control and determine whether it is well-controlled or poorly controlled.
Completing a full AS-ME program is shown to improve asthma control, reduce missed school and workdays, and prevent asthma-related emergencies and hospital stays.