Asthma Case Management Program
The primary cause of asthma is poor air quality. Many asthma triggers are prevalent in the home environment including dust, mold, pet dander, secondhand smoke, dust mites and roaches. Low-income children suffer a greater burden from asthma and at much higher rates due to an increased incidence of these triggers, In response to this elevated risk, Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) of Roanoke Registered Nurses provide monthly home visits throughout the program enrollment that are designed to complement the care that an asthmatic child receives through his/her primary care provider or pulmonologist.
In-home assessments of asthma triggers, assistance in medication management and asthma education are provided for enrolled children and their families. Medical records and individual case consultation with a child’s primary care provider or pulmonologist are utilized to obtain information about a child’s asthma profile including environmental triggers, medications, history of attacks, frequency of emergency visits and hospitalizations, and treatment recommendations. Child Health Investment Partnership Registered Nurses receive certification through the American Lung Association Asthma Educator Institute (AEI) to provide the best care possible for these children.