The physicians at Palmetto Pediatrics recognize patient difficulties in managing asthma symptoms. In order to improve the quality of life for our asthmatic patients and their families, we offer an asthma education program. Laura Marino, RN is our certified asthma educator.
What is an asthma education visit?
During a visit with our certified asthma educator, you and your child will be asked to answer detailed questions so we can best assess the severity of your child's asthma. When indicated pulmonary function testing will be completed which will also give us an indication of how your child's asthma is managed. Your child’s symptoms, triggers, and limitations will all be discussed. Based on this information, a customized asthma action plan will be developed for use at home and at school. You and your child will be given detailed information about the appropriate use of asthma medications and delivery devices as part of that plan. Your child will receive age-appropriate teaching about asthma, and taught self-management skills. Our educator will also work closely with your child’s primary care physician to monitor your child’s progress during follow-up visits.
If you would like to learn more about our asthma education program, or to schedule an appointment with our certified asthma educator, please call the asthma program directly at 803-788-6146 extension 5006 or send a Patient Portal Message to the asthma educator.