CTK Clinical Consultants was founded
in 2002 by Alfred J. Keith, BA, CRT. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics Educational
Program of Respiratory Therapy at National-Louis University, where he received his B.A. degree in Allied Health. His passion
for education paved the way for him to become the respiratory supervisor for pediatrics and respiratory coordinator of the
NICU at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
In 2004, CTK Clinical Consultants received the Excellence in Community
Education Award from the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago. In February of 2006, CTK reached a milestone
of delivering asthma education to over 2,500 Chicago Public Schools staff members as part of the Asthma 101 program sponsored
by the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago.
Al Keith and the music from CTK's "Asthma Blues"® asthma
education CD, are featured in the Asthma Control Everyday (ACE) video, a component of the Asthma Control Everyday asthma education
program currently in use by Children's Hospital, University of Missouri Health Care and Asthma Ready.org. The “Asthma
Blues”® program was presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of Asthma Educators
during their opening day plenary luncheon.
Blues"® was featured at the AAE 2013 Conference in Charleston, SC, as
part of their Community Service Project and at the AAE President’s Luncheon.
done at Rush University Medical Center using the "Asthma Blues"® asthma education
program to demonstrate improvements in asthma knowledge and self-management skills has been published in Respiratory
Care Education Annual, Vol. 22, Fall 2013, 45-48 . The study results show that asthma knowledge, assessed using the 15 item "Asthma Blues"® Test, improved by 58% after receiving the "Asthma Blues"®
educational program. The "Asthma Blues"® music CD and book, which includes the 15-item Pre and Post Test, is bundled as the "Asthma Blues"® Self-Empowerment
Kit, available at www.asthmablues.com.
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