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Asthma Plan Important
If your child has asthma, work with your child's doctor and school officials to create an effective school asthma-management program, according to the American Lung Association. These should be key points of the program: Keeping the child away from potential triggers, such as mold, dust and strong odors. Ensuring that your child takes asthma medication at regular intervals, as prescribed. Guaranteeing ready access to medications in case of an asthma attack and allowing your child to use his or her medication before exercising to prevent exercise-induced asthma.
Respiratory and cardiopulmonary services are an integral part of care at all of our hospitals — from the neonatal intensive care unit, to the OR, to the critical care unit, to the emergency department, to the med-surg unit. Valley Health employs highly qualified respiratory therapists who also assist patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that includes asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, viral infections, pneumonia, neonatal problems, lung tumors, TB and other lung related diseases.
In addition to taking care of patients, Valley Health’s respiratory departments sponsor an annual seminar, The Blue Ridge Symposium, to educate other respiratory care professionals on the most current topics in respiratory care. To find out more about this year’s Blue Ridge Symposium please call 540-536-8941.
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