With the incidence and prevalence of asthma increasing, the Pediatric Asthma Program was established in 2005 to offer comprehensive care and assessment for children with asthma. This care includes routine lung function testing at every clinic visit.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital is one of only a few pediatric centers that offers effort independent assessment of lung function for children younger than six years of age.
Pediatric Asthma Program Services
- Evaluation of your child’s current treatment plan
- Special breathing tests such as spirometry, exhaled nitric oxide and IOS (Impedence Oscillometry)
- Allergy testing
- Continuous asthma education, treatment, and management
Upon completion of each child’s comprehensive assessment, a custom action plan tailored specifically to the patient’s individual needs is developed to outline the patient’s path of treatment. A copy is shared with the child’s school nurse as well as the patient’s primary physician.
Our specialized team will review the plan with the patient and their family to educate all involved with the patient’s care.