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A new donation of asthma treatment equipment for HEB ISD school nurses could greatly reduce the number of asthma-related absences and 911 calls.
A community effort led by Asthma 411 is equipping HEB ISD's nurses to quickly respond to a child in respiratory distress. Asthma 411, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, Cook Children's Hospital, and representatives from Texas Health Resources were on hand to deliver Compressor Nebulizer Systems and sterile nebulizer kits to our school nurses.
A study through UNT Health Science Center found that schools with a nurse equipped with a nebulizer reduced the absenteeism gap between kids with asthma and kids without asthma by 51%, and nearly eliminated the need for 911 calls related to asthma. Armed with this knowledge, Judge Whitley is working with local hospitals and school districts to bring nebulizers to schools in Tarrant County. Texas Health Resources generously offered to assist with providing the equipment to HEB ISD schools.
Thank you HEB ISD school nurses, Judge Whitley, Asthma 411, Cook Children's Hospital, Texas Health Resources, and everyone else for seeing a need and working together to help our students!
Learn more about the program on the Asthma 411 website.