Hi, I am Yocheved Bat-Imedt, RN and I am excited to tell You about the FAFAA protocol– a protocol that can truly HELP SAVE LIVES!
During the 90s, about the time I began to write the book “Golden Wings,” I had the opportunity to work for 3 years in a middle school in the South Bronx. The South Bronx at that time had one of the highest asthma rates in New York City.
Like Working in a Mini Emergency Room
During that time there were 35 asthmatic students, with only one of the students having a medical authorization to use a nebulizer in school. None of the other students had medication authorizations.
Able to Successfully Initiate the FAFAA Protocol
I really wanted to change this, and so with the help of the Principal, fellow Nurse Harriet, Parents and the Asthmatic students, I was able to successfully initiate the FAFAA protocol.
During the first year of the protocol, the number of students going home for asthma decreased quite a bit. The second year, very few students were coming to the office for asthma related issues.
By the End of Second Year Only 2 Children Had to go Home
Upon My leaving that school, the remaining Nurse and I continued to communicate, for about 3 years, and I was happy to hear that thanks to FAFAA, the number of children going home for asthma continued to remain at an all-time low.