Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children, with symptoms ranging from recurrent coughing or wheezing to exercise-induced coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or low endurance. Learn more about asthma.
Our asthma program provides comprehensive education to patients and families about asthma, trigger identification (allergen skin testing if age appropriate), and age-appropriate pulmonary function testing. The latest in diagnostic testing is available for both infants and older children.
Our staff consists of dedicated pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, a dietician and a social worker. Many of our staff members are certified asthma educators.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for the treatment of your child’s asthma?
Children's Hospital Colorado Breathing Institute's mission is to provide comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with common and complex breathing problems. Our asthma program treats more children with asthma than any other hospital in Colorado.
We offer a high-risk asthma clinic for patients who have a diagnosis of asthma and who have been to the emergency room twice or more in 12 months or have been hospitalized for asthma. Our healthcare providers work closely with hospitals, referring providers and community organizations to promote healthy outcomes for our patients with asthma and to decrease the frequency of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to asthma exacerbations.
At Children’s Colorado, parents and families are valued members of their child’s healthcare team. Time is taken to answer their questions, address their concerns and provide them with the education and tools they need to manage their child’s asthma on a day-to-day basis and during exacerbations. Our asthma team also coordinates communication between your child’s healthcare providers.
- Child- and family-friendly thorough evaluations
- Spirometry (age-appropriate breathing test)
- Skin allergy testing (when age appropriate)
- Asthma education and written asthma action plan
- School asthma action plan
- Education on medication, devices and usage