Cook Children’s Tackling Asthma Problem
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October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , /


WORLD NEWS, COMING UP ON THE “CBS EVENING NEWS” IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. ALL RIGHT, SCOTT, WE’LL BE WATCHING. STUDENTS THAT SUFFER FROM ASTHMA GETTING HELP. COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER SPEARHEAD AGNEW PROGRAM. MOST OF THE TIME, IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO TAKE DEEP BREATHS, THEY WILL USE THE MASK. Reporter: IT’S SIMPLE TO USE, GIVES LIFE-SAVING MEDICINE IN MINUTES. AND COOK CHILDREN’S IS PARTNERING WITH SEVERAL LOCAL SCHOOLS TO DELIVER THESE MACHINES. ANYONE THAT SIGNS US, COOK CHILDREN’S HAS AGREED TO DONATE EVERY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT THAT WANTS TO BE A PART OF IT. Reporter: ANDREW WITH THE U- N-T HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SAID THE PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT. SCHOOLS GET THEIR OWN DEVICE. DISPOSABLE MASK CUT DOWN ON CROSS CONTAMINATION. PUT IT ON THERE, PUT THIS ON THE CHILD, TURN IT ON AND I’LL LET IT GO UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE MEDICINE IN THE CHAMBER ANY MORE THAT’S FIVE MINUTES. Reporter: SCHOOL NURSES WILL MANAGE THE EQUIPMENT AND MEDICATION. HISTORICALLY, UNLESS THE CHILD HAD HIS OWN INHALER, THAT WAS ALL THEY COULD DO . NEED FOR THESE ARE GREAT, ESPECIALLY WITH AT RISK STUDENTS IN GENERAL, ASP AMERICANSS AND CHILDREN THAT ARE HISPANIC ARE AT RISK Reporter: AN OFFICIAL FOR COOK CHILDREN THAT 3,000 ABSENCE AS YEAR ARE ATTRIBUTED TO ASTHMA IN TARRANT COUNTY. STARTING FALL OF THIS YEAR, THE GOAL IS TO PUT AS MANY OF THESE


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