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Valuing Asthma Educators

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Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine, by Valerie Neff Newitt

A new imperative for asthma educators is rolling like tumbleweed in the windstorm of healthcare reform. While it may sound like much of the same teaching about the causes, impact, control and cost containment of this leading childhood disease, there are some new components being launched by respiratory crusaders. Not only are these educators charged with teaching patients and their families how to prevent costly exacerbations, they must instruct the public at large – including lawmakers, regulators, and fellow healthcare providers – about the importance of their specialty and the attendant urgency to be valued in tangible ways: funding and reimbursement. …Read more