Bibb County Schools Get Machines for Asthma

5:20 AM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
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Until now, only six of Bibb County's 41 schools had nebulizers for students with asthma.

Nebulizers are larger machines, which are designed to treat asthma symptoms, as opposed to smaller rescue inhalers which are used for emergency attacks.

School nurse Stacy Carr says there are anywhere between 10 and 50 students in every school in the county who have asthma.

She says because nebulizers are bulkiers, sometimes students don't bring them to school and ended up absent when they need treatments.

"If they don't have that treatment at school, then they keep them out the whole day," she says.

The 35 nebulizers were donated by Barnes Health Care, and also include tubes that need to changed after every use.

Each unit costs around $70.

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