Al Keith, BA, CRT, AE-C
Al Keith is a certified asthma educator, licensed and certified respiratory therapist of 33 years, and a graduate of the University of Chicago Respiratory Therapy Program and National-Louis University. Al is also an accomplished professional musician and vocalist with 53 years of experience, and the creator of CTK Clinical's innovative asthma education tool, “Asthma Blues”®. “Asthma Blues”® utilizes the science of music and learning to communicate the NAEPP guidelines for asthma management. "Asthma Blues" ® empowers and equips patients, families and caregivers with evidence-based guidelines, goals and recommendations outlined in Section 3, Component 2 of the EPR-3: Education for a Partnership In Asthma Care. The "Asthma Blues"® study was performed using the music from "Asthma Blues"® with hospitalized asthma patients at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The study results show a 58% increase in asthma knowledge and self-management skills. "Asthma Blues"® empowers people with asthma and their caregivers with evidence-based information, delivers key concepts that help them to manage asthma effectively, and equips them with the tools to keep asthma controlled. “Asthma Blues”® is “Music with A Message That Matters!”®
Click on the headphones to hear music from Asthma Blues!
Al Keith and the Asthmaniacs perform the title song from "Asthma Blues" at AnMed's Camp Asthmania in South Carolina..
CTK Clinical Consultants now offers a virtual online Asthma Blues Mini-Camp! Host your own virtual "Asthma Blues"® mini-camp! “Asthma Blues”® utilizes the science of music and learning to communicate the NAEPP guidelines for asthma management. Our unique camp features Al Keith delivering CTK's evidence-based curriculum built on the music from Asthma Blues to increase asthma knowledge and self-management skills.
For more information, e-mail Al at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pittsburgh Steeler Hall of Fame football player Jerome "The Bus" Bettis talks about his asthma journey at The Allergy and Asthma Network's 30th Anniversary in Washington, DC.
Al Keith performs Asthma Blues at The Allergy and Asthma Network's 30th Anniversary in Washington, DC.