March 08, 2007
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), in collaboration with UCI, is offering a free asthma and allergy education event on Saturday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free event will take place in the CHOC West Building, 455 S. Main Street, in the Harold Wade Center and conference rooms A, B, C & D (on the second floor). The event, offered in English and Spanish, provides education on:
- Recognizing triggers and how to avoid them
- Correct techniques on peak flows devices, spacers, inhalers. nebulizer treatments by Certified Asthma Educators, Registered Nurses and a Respiratory Therapist
- Food and Allergy Network, including advice on food allergies
- Asthma medications
- American Lung Association's Scamp camp
- The CHOC Breathmobile Program of Orange County
- Mothers of Asthmatics, Orange County
- Healthy Families
The event features asthma management presentations in English (9 a.m.) and Spanish (10:30 a.m.), and offers fun activities for children to learn more about living with asthma. Attendees will receive free peak flows, spacers and allergy-free pillowcases (subject to availability). Prizes include two Hepa Filters.
Registration is required; please call 714-532-7677. For questions in English, please contact Maisie Crookes at 714-289-4783. For information in Spanish, please call Lisa Lara at 714-532-7577, or Connie Carcel 714-532-7591.
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes..
CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680