Children's Asthma Care

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Children's Asthma Care (CAC)*

Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes problems getting air in and out of the lungs. Children with asthma may experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and trouble breathing. These symptoms are triggered when the body reacts to environmental changes such as allergens or changes in temperature.

Appropriate treatment for asthma can reduce the risk of further attacks. Asthma that is not treated appropriately may cause permanent lung damage, and on rare occasion, death.

National guidelines for treating children with asthma in the hospital recommend using reliever medication (like albuterol) and systemic corticosteroid medication (oral and IV medication that reduces inflammation and controls symptoms) in the severe phase and gradually cutting down the dosage of medications to provide control of the asthma symptoms.

Percent of Children Who received Reliever Medication While Hospitalized for Asthma if appropriate*




Percent of Children Who Received Systemic Corticosteroid Medication (oral and IV Medication That Reduces Inflammation and Controls Symptoms) While Hospitalized for Asthma if appropriate* 100% not available 100%
Percent of Children and their Caregivers Who Received a Home Management Plan of Care Document While Hospitalized for Asthma 71% not

* National average, state average, MSHA and facility data are for the period from April 2012 - March 2013.  The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  UCMH (Unicoi County Memorial Hospital) is a newly added facility to the system and is not calculated in the MSHA composite scores at this time.