programs and services
The pulmonary clinic at Dayton Children’s provides comprehensive care for children with asthma. Our team closely follows care guidelines developed by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. We personalize each child’s care plan according to his or her needs, and work with parents and caregivers to help them manage the condition at home.
Dayton Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by and follows care guidelines from the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our patients include newly diagnosed infants, adolescents, and even adults who have been living with cystic fibrosis for decades.
When we see a patient in the pulmonary department at Dayton Children’s we want to look at all the factors that contribute to their successful management of their disorder. Occasionally we will note that patient has additional barriers and are at high risk for more frequent hospitalizations. If one of these patients is identified we will meet with them as part of our high-risk clinic and work with them to overcome obstacles that are getting in the way of their health and overall wellbeing.
The Airway Management Clinic at Dayton Children's provides ongoing care for children with airway conditions, particularly those who have a tracheostomy. These conditions can include stenosis of the larynx and subglottic region, bronchomalacia, laryngomalacia, stridor and many others. In the past, children and families may have had to drive one or more hours to receive the specialty care provided in the Dayton Children’s Airway Management Clinic.
The Aerodigestive Clinic at Dayton Children’s is designed for chronically ill children with disorders of the upper airway, lungs and upper digestive tract, including sleep and feeding problems. Patients come to our center to meet with multiple specialists, including ENT, a pulmonologist and gastroenterologist. By evaluating your child’s condition together, the physicians can develop an understanding of his or her overall health and what kind of therapy is needed. This coordination of care is essential to your child’s well-being, since children who come to the center often have more than one disorder.
The pediatric sleep center is one of a few centers in the country accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The sleep clinic is supervised by a physician board certified in sleep medicine, employs a fully credentialed polysomnographic technologist, and has access to a wide range of pediatric subspecialists. Depending on your child’s symptoms and conditions our physicians might order a sleep study. They will work closely with the sleep experts to determine any issues your child might be having and how it might be effecting their sleep.