Asthma Management Program
The Asthma Management Program at Children's Medical Center is an outpatient educational program that helps parents and caregivers learn how to managed their child's asthma. It focuses on asthma education, self-management skills, and coordinates care between the RN care coordinator, the family, the primary health care provider, the school nurse, teachers, coaches, or any other caregivers of the child. We do not provide any medical management; therefore the partnership with the referring provider is a key component to the program.
The Children’s Asthma Management Program was the first in Texas to receive certification by The Joint Commission for disease-specific care for pediatric asthma initiatives. Since then, we have been certified for six consecutive years.
Since the program began in 2001, the program has excellent results in reducing the need to be hospitalized or go to the emergency room for asthma, reducing the need for the child to miss school (or the parent to miss work), improve overall asthma control, and improvement in the overall quality of life for the child.
The six-month bilingual program addresses common issues associated with the way to manage asthma. It focuses on asthma education and self-management skills.