Pediatric Asthma Treatment Programs
The Pediatric Asthma Program at National Jewish Health is a comprehensive program that offers patients and their families a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of their asthma. Our team of asthma specialists includes physicians who are leaders in pediatric allergy, immunology and pulmonary medicine. Additional specialists on the team who contribute in assessment and treatment are highly-skilled nurses, psychosocial clinicians and rehabilitation therapists.
Our physicians develop an individualized plan of care that reflects each patient's need for physical assessment, respiratory therapy, medications, physical and occupational therapy, nutritional support and education.
There are two programs that children with asthma can enter at National Jewish Health to receive treatment based on the severity of their asthma and the level of difficulty in managing their disease: The Pediatric Outpatient Clinic and the Pediatric Day Program.
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Once a thorough history and physical exam are completed, evaluation and services may include:
- Evaluation for allergies and other triggers
- Spirometry testing
- Patient education
- Other testing as indicated by the particular history and problems of the patient
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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health
The management of asthma can vary based on the particular child; education and regular treatments can help to successfully control it. Any one of the following is a good reason to see the NJ4kids asthma team:
- Asthma interferes with the ability to sleep or perform daily activities
- Asthma is not well controlled
- Interfering with exercise and/or sports
- Needing a lot of rescue medications
- Concerns about medications used to treat asthma
- Wanting to know if allergies are playing a role
- Regular doctor suggests an evaluation
- Wanting to participate in research studies to learn more about asthma and new treatments