Thursday, September 24, 2009

Asthma Camp for Kids and Parents

Even though asthma cannot be cured, it can almost always be managed. The better children and their parents understand asthma and its treatment, the better they will be able to control it.

During a free half-day event on Saturday, October 17, parents will have an opportunity to hear educational seminars from physicians and respiratory therapists who are experts in pediatric asthma treatment. Children ages 7 to 11 years old will play games to learn how their lungs work; what triggers an asthma episode; how to use medication safely; and how to use a peak flow meter.

Educational seminars for parents will be presented by Dr. Michael Amster of Warrenton Pediatrics; Dr. Suzanne Hayes of Piedmont Pediatrics; and Dr. Margaret Jeffries of Child Health Associates. Equipment demonstrations will be provided by the Fauquier Health Home Medical Store.

After completing the educational activities, children are invited to enjoy some fun at the Green Zone Carnival.

Asthma Camp will take place in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore rooms from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is required; call 540-316-3588.

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