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Pediatric Asthma

Pediatric Asthma

At Children's Health℠, we offer care for the entire spectrum of asthma, from low risk to high risk services. Your child's care team includes clinical pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and social workers.

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See why Children's Health is an asthma education resource for community physicians and staff, schools, day-care centers, churches, and community oriented primary care centers.

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Expert care for high risk and low risk asthma

The care team for inpatient, meaning hospitalized patients, and outpatient, meaning doctor's appointments, at Children's Health service severe and high risk asthma. Your child's care team includes clinical pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and social workers. Our Children’s Health Pediatric Group Medical District location treats low risk asthma in a primary care environment.

We help families manage asthma at home

Our Joint Commission certified Asthma Management Program links in-home education, environmental assessment, family self-management skills and primary care physician involvement to deal with the complexities of treating patients with asthma. Asthma is among the top three admitting diagnoses at Children’s Health. All patients admitted to Children’s Health for asthma receive a personalized home management plan of care and individualized bedside education (based on NHLBI guidelines), consults with social work, child life, nutrition and other departments as needed.

Asthma Resources

  • Asthma Straw Challenge - Asthma hurts…if you want to know what it feels like, take the asthma straw challenge!
  • Asthma Education & Resources - The following patient education documents and recommended links are provided from your care team for your reference. This section is for educational purposes only.
  • Managing Asthma - There are about 20 million people in the United States with asthma. Some children are not able to play sports or take physical education (PE). Their asthma is not well controlled. Children with poorly controlled asthma miss 14 or more school days each year.
  • School Forms - In 2003 the State of Texas passed a law stating that students could carry their reliever asthma inhalers with them to school if the parents and HCP (health care provider) agree and if both gave written permission.

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