Pediatric Asthma Program

Pediatric Asthma

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. The test is called impedence oscillometry (IOS), and it uses sound waves in the airways to assess lung function in children younger than six. Some tests require a child to participate, which may be difficult for young children. But in this test, the child doesn't have to do anything for this test to work.

Our nurses and respiratory therapists are certified asthma educators. They are also fluent in Spanish, and many of our educational materials are available in Spanish as well.

Pediatric Asthma Program Services

  • Evaluation of your child’s current treatment plan
  • Special breathing tests such as spirometry, exhaled nitric oxide and impedence oscillometry (IOS)
  • Allergy testing
  • Continuous asthma education, treatment and management

Customized Care

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.

For more information about our programs and services, please call us at (732) 235-7899. To make an appointment, call (732) 235-6230.

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