University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Florida, Tulane University, and Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Pediatric Pulmonary Centers. 1998. Advances in pediatric pulmonary care: Interdisciplinary approaches to asthma and home care of technology dependent children— Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee, May 7-8, 1998. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama, Pediatric Pulmonary Center, ca. 200 pp.
Annotation: These conference proceedings discuss why interdisciplinary teams are needed, a parent's perspective of family centered care, health supervision for children with chronic illnesses, home care of pediatric pulmonary patients, guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma, Healthy People 2010 Objectives for Children with Special Health Care Needs, asthma medications, guidelines for care of the child with a chronic tracheostomy, administering pediatric asthma medications, pediatric home ventilator care, home options for enteral support, identification and control of asthma triggers, the technology supported child in the community, promoting behavioral change and improving adherence, and smoking cessation. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Pediatrics, 1600 Seventh Avenue, South, Suite 620 ACC, Birmingham, AL 35233, Telephone: (205) 939-9100 Web Site: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/peds $15.00, limited quantity available.
Keywords: Asthma, Behavior modification, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Conferences, Drugs, Family centered care, Health supervision, Healthy People 2010, Home care, Interdisciplinary approach, Mechanical ventilators, Parents, Pediatric pulmonary care, Smoking cessation, Tracheostomy