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Asthma Services

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While asthma is a very controllable condition in children, parents first learning that their child has asthma can be an emotional experience. At Dell Children’s, our comprehensive staff specializes in the treatment of children with pulmonary disorders and asthma. We offer a friendly, educational approach that helps parents and caregivers understand the importance of maintenance programs, asthma triggers, asthma symptoms, and how to detect when their child needs medical assistance to avoid future asthma emergencies.

Services and Programs

Clinical services include inpatient and outpatient care, home care and consultation services. Where appropriate, services of pulmonary nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, pulmonary function and sleep laboratory technicians, dietitians and pediatric occupational and physical therapists are utilized. Key to the success of our approach is comprehensive education of families and patients so that effective care can be continued at home.

Sleep Disorders and Respiration Program

The Sleep Disorders and Respiration Program evaluates breathing and gas exchange in various disorders, e.g., congenital hypoventilation syndrome ("Ondine's Curse"), upper airway obstruction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, meningomyelocele (spina bifida), respiratory muscle weakness and respiratory failure.

Seton Asthma Center

The Seton Asthma Center provides a disease management program designed to provide care coordination and education to people with asthma. The program provides asthma education to children, their families, and adults to help them better understand the asthma disease and to empower them to manage asthma on their own.

A boy holding a handful of dandelions, blows away the spores highlighting the connection between alleries and asthma.

Asthma and Young Athletes

For some people, exercise is an asthma trigger. When combined with the high prevalence of allergies, asthma is a problem for someone on almost every area team.

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