Educating Children in Georgia & the Southeast
The primary goal of Children's Asthma Care and Education (ACE) program is to provide proactive education for asthma patients in an effort to prevent unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations. We offer structured, individualized patient and family education to supplement your child's acute and ongoing medical care.
Patients eligible for referral to the Asthma Care and Education program are:
- Infants, children and adolescents through 21 years;
- Diagnosed with asthma or reactive airways disease; and
- Under the care of a primary care physician or specialist for ongoing asthma management.
The Asthma Care and Education program's team includes physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory therapists.
Asthma Education Programs
We offer several education programs, each of which is designed for patients of differing age and developmental levels. Patients and families can learn about basic asthma principles, such as trigger identification, early warning signs and signs of distress.
We provide instruction on the correct use of equipment, such as a nebulizer, metered dose inhaler and peak flow meter.
Children's also offers an Asthma Management Education Program which trains school and health professionals about asthma management, including control of asthma triggers and promoting safe participation in school and physical activities. For more information contact Ginger Tuminello, Program Coordinator at 404-785-7240.