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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 5495 Referral

Instructions and Help about Can Form 5495 Referral

I've had asthma for about 16 years. When the seasons were changing, it was getting hard for activities I want to do. The school-based asthma therapy program is a program that works between the schools and the hospital, the primary care physicians, and the families. We're trying to help the families in times where they have challenges. We actually get the medication to the school nurse and then the kid can actually get their medication at school. My mom actually finds it very convenient. It actually helps her a lot. Sometimes our schedules kind of clash, so we have to try to balance it out. The school-based asthma program has really helped our kids that have chronic asthma, those who have it pretty severe. They might have a lot of asthma attacks at school, which takes them away from their class time. If I see these kids regularly, I will notify the school-based asthma program, make a referral, and then they will contact the family, see the student, and then they will be enrolled in the program. So, we actually have the school nurse administer that medication every day. That way, the kids are getting their medications every day and can see fewer symptoms. It will communicate with the family and the primary care physician so that everybody is on the same page on what's going on with the child's asthma. I think that the program has been great to help the kids get into a rhythm and a pattern of knowing when to take the medicine. It's helped a lot of kids with asthma out of the ER. And what we have seen is that the kids who come in are more rested. They're sleeping better at night because they're not coughing all night. They can be more active,...