Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that affects 5 million American children. In the past decade, asthma morbidity has dramatically increased. This increase is particularly apparent in poor minority inner-city children. School-based health centers offer a conveniently located setting for the acute treatment and longterm management of childhood asthma. Treatment of asthma using the most recent management guidelines offered in a school setting should result in a decrease in the morbidity and mortality associated with pediatric asthma.
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Respiratory Nursing| May 01 2001
School-Based Management of the Child With an Acute Asthma Episode
Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, PhD, RN;
*From the Department of Maternal Child Health, Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (2001) 12 (2): 282–292.
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Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, Mary Kay Foley; School-Based Management of the Child With an Acute Asthma Episode. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 2001; 12 (2): 282–292. doi:
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