For participants to gain a better understanding about Asthma and to be able to identify some of the early signs and symptoms of Asthma and treatment options. Participants will also learn what environmental factors, indoor and outdoor, affect Asthma.
Types of Programs offered:
- A is for Asthma with Elmo is a 15-minute bilingual video about asthma and what to do in case of an asthma episode. Video is geared for children in grades preschool- 2nd grade who suffer from asthma, their friends or fellow classmates, teachers and caregivers. Nurse Educators will also cover other topics of asthma such as environmental factors, which could play a role in asthma.
- Managing Asthma at School is a program offered to schools, with its target group being school teachers, school nurses, coaches, and other school staff. This is a 30-minute power point presentation that covers the physiology of asthma, signs and symptoms, triggers in the environment that affect children with asthma, medications, and what an Action Plan is and its importance in the school.
- Understanding Childhood Asthma is a program offered to staff at daycare centers, preschools, kindergartens, and family resource centers. This program educates staff on the signs and symptoms of asthma, triggers in the daycare center and how to control those triggers in the environment. Staff will also be educated on what an Asthma Action Plan is and its importance in the facility.
- Asthma and Your Child is a program offered to parents of children with asthma or family members who know someone with asthma and wish to learn more about this childhood disease. This program educates families on what they need to know for their child who has asthma. Such topics include, how to prepare their child for school/daycare, medications required, and how to control triggers in the home.
- Preschool Surveys Asthma screenings are conducted by registered nurses who are Asthma educators. Screenings are done for preschools in Orange County. Questionnaires are given to parents and are later reviewed by the registered nurse, who determines whether that child needs further care and referral to their Pediatrician if necessary.
- Home Visits as Appropriate
- Free Community Asthma Classes at CHOC. Click here for further details
All programs are offered by Asthma Nurse Educators (Registered Nurses) that are knowledgeable and experienced in the area of childhood asthma. All programs can be done in both English and Spanish.
For More Information:
Lisa Lara RN, BSN AE-C
Connie Carcel RN, BSN AE-C
Achoo! Kids, Allergies and Asthma
About 40 percent of people who have allergies also have asthma, a chronic disease that affects the airways. It usually develops during childhood and affects about 9 million kids. Fortunately, asthma can be easily controlled and managed—even during spring allergy season. CHOC is a leader in early detection and treatment of pediatric asthma, providing families the education they need to prevent asthma emergencies.