Statistics show that the Antelope Valley has more people with asthma than any other region in Los Angeles County. The causes are varied - including weather changes, dust from construction, and a high smoking rate - and many of the sufferers are children.
Our respiratory care specialists offer an array of services to help mitigate this problem including:
Breathing treatments - including intubations and ventilator management - around the clock in the emergency room and throughout the hospital to help patients in crisis. With pediatric asthma equipment on hand, they are highly skilled in helping asthmatic children in emergencies.
Demonstrations and training to educate patients on proper techniques for performing peak flows, breathing treatments, and using common drug delivery tools including aerochambers and metered-dose inhalers (MDIs).