IUN to host asthma seminar for kids, teens

2014-06-18T09:32:00Z 2014-06-18T18:37:04Z IUN to host asthma seminar for kids, teensTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 18, 2014 9:32 am  • 

GARY | Indiana University Northwest’s School of Nursing is hosting a free seminar especially for youths  8 to 15.

“Eeze the Wheeze” Day is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25. The day’s events begin at 8:30 a.m. at the registration table in the Nursing Lab, located on the first floor of the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, 3400 Broadway.

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

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

Between 9:30 a.m. and noon, participants may visit education stations led by IUN nursing students, on such topics as What is Asthma? Asthma Symptoms, Asthma Triggers, Asthma Medications, and Controlling Asthma.

A free lunch is provided from noon to 1 p.m.

From 1 to 2 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 p.m. with certificates awarded to attendees.

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