Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, introduces a new Pediatric Asthma Management Program featuring new characters, Tucker the Turtle(SM) and Sami the Seal(SM). The program features “Tucker Tackles Asthma,” a bilingual (English/Spanish) coloring and activity book. Through the pages and puzzles of the book, families will come together to meet Tucker and Sami—two friends who learn through their adventures how to take control of asthma and learn how to live a normal, playful life. The characters help teach kids how to manage asthma using a peak flow meter, valved holding chamber and a nebulizer to take medications. The book also features fun stickers that can be used to decorate the child’s asthma management products. 

“Living with asthma can be a challenge for anyone and especially for children,” said Laura Bartelt, associate product manager. “Our new characters Tucker and Sami help to make it easier and more fun for kids to learn how to control asthma symptoms and monitor their condition.”
The coloring and activity book is included in a new AsthmaPACK™ Children’s Asthma Care Kit which contains:   
•    Personal Best® low range peak flow meter,
•    OptiChamber® Advantage Valved Holding Chamber,
•    Instructional DVD and asthma care booklet (English/Spanish),
•    “Tucker Tackles Asthma” coloring and activity book with fun stickers (English/Spanish),
•    Crayons; and
•    Carrying case.

AsthmaPACKs are available in several other product configurations for patients of all ages, and are widely used in hospitals and other health care institutions.

Further information can be found on the Company’s Web site: www.respironics.com.