Tips and Reminders from the IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic

During your visit to the IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic, we talked about 3 key things:

Trigger Control
An asthma educator helped you identify asthma triggers in your home and ways that these triggers can be reduced.  You received a special asthma cover for your child’s pillow, along with some of these tips:

  • Wash blankets, sheets, and pillowcases in hot water every week.
  • Do not allow any smoke, like tobacco, candles, or incense, in the house or in your child’s bedroom.
  • Keep stuffed animals out of bed or wash in hot water or freeze them for 24 hours every week.
  • Vacuum once a week when your child is not in the room, using a double-layer bag or HEPA* filter.


Asthma Action Plan and Medications
You received an Asthma Action Plan from IMPACT DC:

  • This plan lists the medications that your child should take every single day - these are controller medications and you can find them in the green zone of the Asthma Action Plan.
  • The plan also tells you what do when your child is having asthma symptoms or an attack – you can find this information in the yellow and red zones of the Asthma Action Plan.
  • Remember to keep the Asthma Action Plan in a place where the whole family can see it – like on the refrigerator!

Follow-Up Appointments
Your child should see her or his primary care provider every 3 months all year round for ongoing asthma care and planning.  Remember to schedule these appointments in advance to talk about asthma and keep everyone the same page! For more information, please contact us!

IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic
202.476.3970
impactdc@childrensnational.org

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