Nemours' Top-Notch Asthma Plan of Care
As experts in asthma care, at Nemours we know that the condition is the No. 1 reason why kids miss school and visit hospital emergency departments each year. At Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, our goal is to provide the treatment and guidance both you and your child need to successfully manage the disease and avoid asthma emergencies.
Part of that goal is offering top-notch preventive care and education, making sure that if children do have to be hospitalized for asthma that they don’t need to be admitted to the hospital again within a certain time frame (this is called “readmission”). That means we send families home with the tools and knowledge they need to keep kids from having additional, often preventable asthma attacks. And we track how we’re doing by looking at the number of kids who are readmitted for asthma within 7 days (a week) or 30 days (a month) after they stayed with us overnight.