Beebe kicks off Breathe with Ease program
Respiratory therapists already have begun to contact local teachers and principals to get their support and approval so that they can visit classrooms and set up educational sessions with parents and school children. Parents also will have to approve of the program.
“Asthma is the most common chronic disorder that children suffer,” said Angela Lindale, a registered respiratory therapist and education coordinator for the Respiratory Care Department.
“There are about 3,037 children in Sussex County alone who suffer from asthma. It is so important to not only educate them and their parents, but their friends and their schools, as well, about how it can be controlled and how they can live normal lives.”
The free Breathe with Ease program includes educational sessions about medications, triggers and action plans.
It will support schools and families in their efforts to be prepared when a child suffers an episode so no one panics.
For more information, or to find out how to get the program into a local school, or to obtain information for home schooling purposes, contact Lindale at 645-3100, Ext. 5764, or email Alindale@bbmc.org.