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Asthma and Children - A Case Management Approach

P. Jeffrey Byrne, Asthma Program Director, St. John's Hospital, Yonkers, NY

Program Description:
After countless asthmatic children were rushed to its emergency room, St. John's Riverside Hospital collaborated with the Yonkers schools to form a partnership to improve asthma care within the schools. The service empowers school nurses to provide clinical treatment onsite for students experiencing asthma episodes. The result has been fewer emergency calls, reduced absenteeism and improved safety. Speaker Jeff Byrne, Asthma Program Director at St. Johnís Hospital in Yonkers, NY talks about this successful program.

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • list at least two benefits of the type of case management of childhood asthma described in the program.

Satellite broadcast originally aired May 20, 2004.


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