Trained pediatric nurses are helping children and their parents make sure they are correctly using medications, spacers, inhalers and peak flow meters. They provide education about asthma, warning signs, triggers, when to call the doctor and what to do during an asthma attack.
The program helps the child and parent better manage the child’s condition, reduce days missed from school for asthma, and reduce days parents miss from work.
Breath’n Easy is a program made available to you by Heritage Valley Health System and your child’s doctor to help you and your child better understand and manage asthma.
The program is for children under the age of 18 who have experienced asthma symptoms.
The program helps you and your child learn about: Signs and symptoms of asthma, What can cause an asthma attack, How to trigger-proof your home and How to take medications correctly.
Throughout the year, you and your child will receive the Breath’n Easy newsletter, containing information and tips focusing on your child’s asthma. Depending on your needs or your child’s needs, experienced pediatric nurses may call. These nurses work closely with you, your child and your child’s doctors.
Breath’n Easy is free of charge. To download our latest newsletter click here.
For more information on the Breath’n Easy program, call 866.328.8389 or talk with your child’s physician.
Meet Your Breath’n Easy Nurse
My name is Missy Klemick. I have been a registered nurse with Heritage Valley Health System since January 2010. My nursing career started on the Progressive Care Unit at Heritage Valley Sewickley, where I primarily cared for cardiac patients. My experience on PCU was a solid foundation for my nursing career, and I enjoyed many years there.
After delivering my twins, Miles and Mackenzie in December 2014, my dream of becoming a labor and delivery nurse was intensified. The one on one, special care that I received from all of the nursing staff was beyond extraordinary, and memorable. I spent the most recent 6 years of my nursing career on the Maternal Child Health unit. To have the ability to influence a person, in such a pivotal and vulnerable moment in their life was breathtaking. It was truly a joy to be a part of every patients care during my time there.
My latest transition has been to Population Health/Community Health Services. My key responsibilities are to the community, assisting in education, and facilitating care between patients and
offices. This also means that I am the new Breath ‘n Easy Program coordinator. I look forward to assisting you and your child with all of your asthma needs.
I hope to meet you soon. Your Pediatric Asthma Nurse,