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Detecting & dealing with asthma

There are several ways that you can prepare children to prevent an asthma attack and work with your school nurse and teachers to help create asthma –friendly school environments.

  • Mark all medications with your child’s name, the name of the medication, and complete instructions on how it should be used.
  • Learn your school’s asthma policies and asthma emergency procedures. At the beginning of every school year, talk to your school nurse and your school teacher about your child’s asthma.
  • Review your child’s Asthma Action Plan. A Child’s Asthma Action Plan is a plan developed between you and your healthcare provider that gives specific instructions for early treatment of asthma symptoms. An asthma action plan is a written, individualized worksheet that shows you the steps to take to prevent your asthma from getting worse. It also provides guidance on when to call your healthcare provider or when to go to the emergency room right away. This action plan can be helpful to the school nurse and teachers for how to help your child in an asthma emergency.

Source: Health Science Channel