Asthma Care Videos

Produced in partnership with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Children’s Community Pediatrics, and the American Lung Association, these short videos cover subjects that children with asthma and their families have to contend with, such as:

  • How to use a spacer the right way
  • The difference between “control” and “rescue” medications and which to use, when
  • How to use the Air Quality Index (AQI)

And much more.

To find out more, or to make an appointment with a pediatric asthma specialist at the Children’s Hospital location nearest you, please call 412-692-LUNG (412-692-5864).

Exercise and Asthma

With Jonathan Spahr, MD. Knowing how to recognize and treat asthma symptoms, even during exercise, are important for asthma control.


Controller and Rescue Medications

With Shean Aujla, MD. Both controller and rescue medications are important for asthma control. Here’s why.


Using a Spacer Device

With John Broyles, CRNP. Learn why it’s important to use a spacer to deliver asthma medication, and how and why to use it correctly.

What To Do If You’re Having More Asthma Problems

With John Broyles, CRNP. Learn why it’s important to give Albuterol right away when someone with asthma has a cough – and when it’s time to call the doctor.

Allergies and Asthma

With Todd Green, MD. Is there a connection between allergies and asthma, and what is it?

Air Quality and Asthma

With Allyson Larkin, MD. How does the environment – both inside and outside – affect asthma?

What Asthma Looks and Feels Like

With Alvin Singh, MD. What happens when you breathe? What does asthma look, feel, and sound like?


What Is Well-Controlled Asthma?

With Alvin Singh, MD. Fewer attacks and less use of rescue medications are just two of many ways to tell if your or your child’s asthma is under control.