Asthma Check up
All Better Pediatric ASTHMA CLINIC
Helping children with asthma breathe more easily
For some children with asthma, breathing isn’t always easy. Here at All Better Pediatric Group we take pediatric asthma seriously. We want to help your child breathe more easily — so you can, too.
- Asthma 101. Our team of experts will teach you and your child the basics about Asthma, including what happens in the lungs during an asthma episode, how to use asthma medicines and inhalers, what can trigger an asthma episode, how to manage asthma at home and in school and how to keep your child out of the emergency room.
- What’s the plan? Together, we’ll come up with an asthma action plan just for your child. The plan will outline how to spot the early warning signs of an asthma flare-up, when to take asthma medicine, and when to get help. You can take the plan with you to share with your child’s primary doctor or nurse practitioner, school nurse and other caregivers.
Setting goals to control asthma. Not every child’s asthma is exactly the same. Controlling asthma means your child should be able to:
- Sleep through the night without coughing, wheezing or having shortness of breath
- Run and play without having asthma symptoms
- Go to school every day
What to expect during the asthma check-up
During an asthma check-up, we will:
- Review of the history of symptoms and family history
- Complete an asthma control test to determine if your child’s asthma is under control
- Complete a breathing test – spirometry - for kids over 5 years of age
- Allergy testing recommendation, if necessary
- Develop an asthma action plan. An asthma action plan is a set of instructions that you and your doctor create to help you control your kid’s asthma. Action plans will outline what to do if you have a flare-up, what medicines you need to take, and when to call a doctor or go to the emergency room.
- Give the tools needed to deliver asthma medicine, such as spacers for your inhaler or a nebulizer machine
Provide education around:
- Basics of asthma
- Asthma medicines
- How to use inhalers
- Asthma triggers and how to avoid them
- What to do during a flare-up and when to seek help