Norton Children’s Pulmonology Services

Cystic Fibrosis Center

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of children. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is one of only 120 centers in the United States accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We are the only facility in the region accredited by the CF Foundation for pediatric CF care.

 

The CF Center at Norton Children’s Hospital offers an interdisciplinary team approach to this complex disease and provides care for children and teens as they transition into adulthood. Your child’s care team will include physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social workers and child life specialists. This team works together to provide a customized, family-centered care plan for your child. Because CF affects the whole family, we also help coordinate home health services and other community resources.

 

Childhood Asthma Care and Education Center

Asthma is the most common diagnosis among hospitalized children. It also is the leading cause of emergency room visits and school absences. Our center is exclusively dedicated to treating children with asthma. We offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art therapeutic strategies for all stages of the disease. Our certified asthma educator, with support from our team of respiratory therapists and registered nurses, provides you and your child with individualized education on asthma, proper monitoring, effective use of medications, and correct use of inhalers and other devices.

 

Technology Dependent Center

The Technology Dependent Center cares for children who may be living with a variety of disorders managed through the use of special medical technology. This includes children on home ventilators, those who have a tracheotomy and those who require oxygen on an ongoing basis. We focus on specialized care and enhancing children’s quality of life through family and caregiver education and advocacy.

 

Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Norton Children’s Pulmonary Function Laboratory evaluates the lungs and respiratory system in infants, children and teens. These tests may be requested by your child’s pediatrician, pulmonologist or surgeon, and may include:

 

  • Complex cardiopulmonary testing
  • Complex exercise testing
  • Diffusion capacity
  • Exhaled nitric oxide testing
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Lung volume testing (body plethysmography or “body box”)
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • Multichannel pneumocardiogram
  • Noninvasive oxygen monitoring
  • Simple exercise challenge testing
  • Spirometry
  • Impulse oscillometry testing

 

Why Choose Norton Children’s for Your Child’s Pulmonology Care?

  • Our pulmonary services are recommended by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society.
  • Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is one of five centers in the United States designated as a benchmark facility for the treatment of CF.
  • Our CF Center is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. According to a national audit, patients treated at Norton Children’s Hospital have better than average lung function.
  • The Norton Children’s Hospital laboratory has one of the region’s only infant pulmonary function testing systems, making it a leader in the field of infant and toddler diagnostic pulmonary testing.
  • We are a national leader in pulmonary function testing.
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