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120 South Lincoln Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
217/787-3066
 

THE HEALTH CORNER:

January 25, 2011

FREE - HUFF and PUFF:
THE CHILDREN’S ASTHMA PROGRAM

Huff and Puff have asthma. Puff has had asthma for a long time and has learned how to control it. Huff has just been diagnosed with asthma and doesn’t know what to do. Puff teaches Huff the Three- Step Plan.

That’s the scenario for Huff and Puff: The Children’s Asthma Program. Huff and Puff are fun-loving, animated characters who teach children ages four to ten about asthma. Through games, music and workbook exercises, children learn how to take an active role in their care. This free three-session program supplements medical care by encouraging cooperative care between doctor, parents and child.

Parent’s Session:

Only parents attend the first session. Some of the topics covered include:

How asthma affects the bronchial tubes;

Asthma signals and peak flow meters;

Asthma triggers;

Medications and proper use of inhaled medicines;

Asthma prevention; and

Asthma control plan.5

Children’s Session:

Parents and children attend the following two sessions. Some of the topics covered include:

Breathing and asthma;

Asthma warning signals;

Peak flow meters;

How to use the Three-Step Plan to control signals;

Asthma trigger; and

How to prevent asthma signals.

We will begin a NEW series in January, April and September of 2011. For more information, call Wendy White, RN at 217-544-6464 X 47756

Children’s
St. John’s Hospital

In partnership with the SIU School of Medicine

Creative Health Concepts, Inc.