Breath by Breath
My hospital supplies me with a van I drive to clinics and schools that are members of our Rural Health Alliance. I have a portable pulmonary function machine I use for testing and provide asthma education to students, family members, and adults. The programs goal is to provide testing and education to patients who would normally not travel to the hospital to receive care. Clinics are visited monthly and schools are visited every other month. Each school I am in currently has a school based health clinic in it and my reports, medication suggestions, and action plans are made with those providers. Outcomes being followed are FEV1 and personal best changes.