2020 Online Salon
Managing Your Child’s Asthma
- Entrant Name: Eleanor Bailey
- Membership Type: Professional Submission
- Address: Boise, Idaho USA
- Client: Healthwise, Inc.
- Copyright: 2019 Healthwise, Inc.
- Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
- Final presentation format: Patient Instruction document, Digital and Print (color and B&W), 4″x6″
- Primary Audience: Patients, general public
This image is part of a Patient Instruction (PI) document given to the caretaker of a child who has been living with an asthma diagnosis. The PI encourages the patient to actively control their asthma to avoid an attack. The image prints clearly in B&W and at a small size to accommodate clinic facilities. The insets do not show the typical “healthy” non-asthmatic airway because a patient living with asthma will not experience a non-asthmatic airway, so it’s not helpful or encouraging for them to constantly see the comparison after their initial diagnosis. Asthma disproportionately affects African Americans, so the child shown is African American. The bronchioles have been given the general label of “Bronchial tubes” intentionally in order to provide the patient with only the information that is necessary; also, Alveoli are partially shown but not labeled. These provide the clinician with a teaching opportunity for patients who want to learn more.