Asthma outreach is geared towards helping patients, their families, healthcare providers and even the community work together to better understand asthma and how to better manage it
The goal is to improve the quality of life for these children and their families. The program's goal is reduce clinic, emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to asthma, and to reduce the number of missed school days and work days due to asthma symptoms.
The hospital hosts an annual camp during the summer "Camp Wheeze Away" for patients with asthma and provides free educational information classes and activities to parents and children throughout the year on the causes and treatment of asthma symptoms as well as the importance of inhalers.
Topics discussed include:
- What is asthma?
- How is it diagnosed?
- Signs and symptoms
- Triggers and trigger avoidance
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