IU Northwest to host Asthma Seminar for Kids & Teens

By: Indiana University Northwest Last Updated: May 28, 2014

rot1Indiana University Northwest’s School of Nursing is hosting a free seminar especially for children and teens aged 8 to 15 years old.

“Eeze the Wheeze” Day, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 25. The day’s events begin at 8:30 a.m. at the registration table located in the Nursing Lab, located on the first floor of the Dunes Medical / Professional Building.

Participants will learn techniques to better control asthma and create an asthma action plan.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., participants may visit various education stations, led by IU Northwest nursing students, on such topics as: What is Asthma? Asthma Symptoms, Asthma Triggers, Asthma Medications, and Controlling Asthma.

A free lunch is provided from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., attendees may visit education stations to learn about assessment tools, including peak flow meters, spacers and the Asthma Control Test (ACT).

At 2:15 p.m., attendees will be directed to presentations either in Raintree Hall, Room 102, or on the campus lawn, depending on the weather.

The event will close at 3:00 p.m. with certificates awarded to children and teens in attendance.

Registration is required by Friday, June 20 by contacting Ellen Hennessy-Harstad, DNP, RN, at (219) 980-6883 or ebhennes@iun.edu.