2001-11-07 / Briefly Noted
Asthma Management Program For Children Introduced By Hudson Valley Hospital Center Education and equipment for school nurses provided
Hudson Valley Hospital Center and the Pinnacle Health Care Network has introduced the "Asthma Management Program" to area schools. 56 schools in Westchester and Putnam will participate in a program whereby school nurses, students, teachers and parents participate in an education program and receive necessary equipment to handle children with asthma. "We will be able to keep children out of the emergency room. We can treat them and get them back in the classroom", states Scott Coldwell, registered respiratory therapist and certified asthma educator, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Scott further states that one in eight children have asthma, and that it is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases among children. Each participating school will receive a compressor, nebulizer hand sets, peak flow meters and medication. The program also provides a certified asthma educator to provide the proper education to school nurses, students, teachers and parents. To find out more about this program call Scott Coldwell at 914-734-3810.