Child Care Center Takes Action to Control Asthma
Delores Nelson, Director of The Learning Depot child care center in Trenton, NJ and her staff are taking action to be prepared for children with asthma. Staff and parents attended asthma workshops conducted by Margaret Vasil, LPN, AE-C, Program Supervisor of the Trenton AIM Program (Asthma Improves with Management) based at the Henry J. Austin Health Center. The workshops helped them understand and control asthma better. They made changes in the center to make it asthma friendly.
During the workshops they learned:
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For more information about the AIM program call: (609) 278-5910
Pictured above: Margaret Vasil (far left) Delores Nelson (far right) and staff of The Learning Depot
This is a parent guide from the US Environmental Protection Agency. It provides tips on managing asthma. It has simple steps that tell how to reduce exposure to asthma triggers such as pets and tobacco smoke. Pictures are included that show how to use the tips.
Parents and teachers can work together to create asthma friendly child care centers by using the tips on this page. Learn if you should keep your child home when his/her asthma is out of control. Do a spring asthma update. Find out why it is important to have a plan to manage asthma.
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