(Florence, SC, April 21, 2017) – On Saturday, May 13, McLeod Children’s Hospital will host a free Asthma Camp for children ages eight to 10. During the camp, children will learn how to manage their asthma through fun and interactive games. Game stations will demonstrate lung anatomy, trigger avoidance, as well as asthma medication and proper usage. Games will also teach the importance of asthma control during activities such as sports.
The camp also includes a parent education session conducted by a Certified Asthma Educator, focusing on asthma basics, symptom recognition, trigger avoidance, proper medication administration, and the Asthma Action Plan.
The camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the McLeod Children’s Hospital Child Life Activity Center. Snacks and lunch will be provided.
To register for the McLeod Children’s Hospital Asthma Camp, call McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 777-2095. For more information about the camp, call the McLeod Asthma Educator at (843) 777-8506.
Sponsored by the McLeod Health Foundation, the McLeod Asthma Camp is a safe environment for children, staffed by Certified Asthma Educators and experienced Pediatric Respiratory Therapists and Registered Nurses.
About McLeod Children’s Hospital
McLeod Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology available in the region to children living in Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. Each year, more than 53,000 children receive care from McLeod Children’s Hospital either as an inpatient, outpatient or rehabilitation patient.
Nearly 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serving the needs of children, including those in the Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Day Hospital. McLeod also offers the services of a specially designated Children’s Hospital Ambulance to transport children and newborns from community hospitals throughout the region to the high-tech, lifesaving specialists at the Children’s Hospital.
McLeod Children’s Hospital is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in North America. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for its members. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with disease, injuries and birth defects of every kind by providing the finest in medical care, life-saving research and preventative education. A hallmark of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is that 100 percent of every dollar raised in a community stays there to help children in need.