Through the program Asthma2Art, Mary Kay Hart, M.S., is helping school-aged children with asthma learn about their symptoms through artistic expression and education. “I am a registered respiratory therapist certified in asthma education and I’m an artist. I believe Asthma2Art is a great way for children to express what it feels like to live with asthma,” said Hart, assistant professor and director of clinical education in the Department of Respiratory Care in the School of Health Professions.
The program for children who have already been diagnosed with asthma has two components, Hart explained: education and artistic expression. First, she and a respiratory care team go to a school and provide asthma management education to the students with asthma. Three education stations are set up for the students to rotate through during the program, each focused on a different subject.
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