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Respiratory Care Interactive Tools

Calculator

  • Asthma Zone Calculator - You need to know your personal best peak flow number to help control your asthma. This calculator will determine your Green, Yellow, and Red Zones, based on your personal best peak flow number.

  • Asthma Zone Tool - This tool is for people with asthma. To use this tool, you must have a peak flow number. Your peak flow is how fast you exhale air after taking a deep breath. Your peak flow tells you and your doctor how well your lungs are working.

  • Cost of Smoking Calculator - There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?

  • Cost of Smoking Tool -= There isn't anything good that can be said about smoking. It's bad for your health and the health of those around you. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you could save if you quit smoking today?

Quizzes

  • Allergies Quiz - Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Learn how to better deal with this condition.

  • Altitude Sickness Quiz - Gazing down on the spectacular view from a mountaintop can take your breath away. That breathlessness is oftentimes more than just an awestruck reaction to the sights. It can be a symptom of altitude sickness, an illness that can strike hikers, mountain climbers, skiers and anyone who hits the 8,000-foot mark on a mountain.

  • Asthma Awareness Quiz - Assess your knowledge of the asthma basics with this quiz.

  • Asthma Quiz - Are you a parent of a child with asthma? Take this quiz and stop feeling guilty.

  • Childhood Asthma Quiz - Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs. It is the most common long-term disease of children. Test your knowledge of living with asthma with this quiz.

  • Emphysema Quiz - The main symptom of emphysema is shortness of breath, which is caused by permanent damage to the small air sacs and small airways in the lungs.

  • Food Allergy Quiz - Do you or does someone in your family have a food allergy? Take this quiz and learn how to better cope with this condition.

  • Hantavirus Quiz - First identified in the early 1990s in the desert Southwest, the hantavirus has been reported in more than 30 states. Learn more about the virus and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome by taking this quiz.

  • Mold Allergy Quiz - Molds are microscopic fungi that live on plant and animal matter. They're everywhere in our environment. Learn about mold allergy by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

  • Radon Gas Quiz - Radon is a gas that you can't see or smell, but is present in nearly all the air around us. Everyone breathes in radon every day, usually at low levels. People who inhale high levels of radon are at increased risk for developing lung cancer. Radon is a problem in homes in which higher concentrations collect. Find out more about radon by taking this quiz.

  • Stinging Insects Quiz - Picnics and barbecues and pottering in the garden are some of the delights of summer. For some people, though, these pleasant pastimes are ruined by a fear of bees and wasps and other things that sting. Should you worry? Find out by taking this true-false quiz.

Videos

  • Metered-Dose Inhaler - An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Unfortunately, many people who need an inhaler do not use it correctly, so they don't receive the full benefit of the medication. Watch this video to learn the best way to use your inhaler.

  • Peak Flow Meter - A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

  • Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention  - A relapse happens when you return to smoking after a period of quitting—usually after the first three months. Most people experience several relapses before quitting for good. This video discusses situations that can trigger a relapse and offers a range of coping skills and behavior changes to get you back on track.

  • Smoking Cessation, Stages of Change  - Cigarette smoking is the single leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. But because of the physical and psychological addiction to nicotine, smokers find it quite difficult to quit. This video offers important reasons to stop smoking and a framework of change to help you achieve your goal.

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