Iggy and The Inhalers is becoming an animation! Thanks to a generous grant from Friends of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Booster Shot Comics is working with Allergy Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Kathleen Kelly Shanovich and Pediatrician Dr. Susan Ehrlich at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics to bring Iggy and friends to life.
The grant supports the development of a combined program involving an educational video in the inpatient/clinic setting for the parent/legal guardian to watch with the child in conjunction with a take-home comic book to be read at the child’s leisure.
During this pilot phase, we will work with clinicians and patients to test and improve this patient education tool. The objective is to teach newly diagnosed children about inhalers, symptoms, emergencies, and triggers.
We are currently adapting the comic book into an animation. Production begins shortly. Check our blog for updates!