Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates one out of every ten school-aged child in the U.S. has asthma, and from 2012-2014, over 50% of children in New York State missed school days due to their asthma. Frequent absences from school may lead to students falling behind academically. Parents of children with poorly controlled asthma miss almost 1.2 times more workdays as parents of children without asthma. Although asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled. The Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Asthma Program provides care to children who have a higher risk of asthma-related complications. Asthma management may be more successful with the right tools and support.
Our team includes doctors, nurses, asthma educators, and other healthcare staff dedicated to helping children and their families manage pediatric asthma.
If your child was recently admitted in the hospital, please use our Asthma Discharge Toolkit to learn more about how to keep good asthma control!
Childhood Asthma: This session was developed by Susan M. McKilllop, MSNeD, BSN, RN, AE-C, an Asthma Educator at Weill Cornell Medicine's Pediatric Asthma Program. This discussion includes Anatomy and Physiology, Overview of Asthma, Asthma in NYC, Symptoms. amd Asthma Management. Download the Childhood Asthma slides
Spacer Use: Asthma Educator Susan M. McKillop of Weill Cornell Medicine's Pediatric Asthma Program discusses spacer use and inhalers. Susan discusses how asthma medication goes to your lungs and other important things to know about using a spacer for better medicine delivery. Download the Spacer Use slides