Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School

School employees should be prepared

(HealthDay News) -- If your school-age child has asthma, school educators and staff should know the specifics, in case of an emergency.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says parents should consider an action asthma plan for school. The agency says the plan should include:

  • A short explanation of your child's history of asthma.
  • Symptoms to watch for.
  • Contact information for doctors, nurses, parents and/or guardians.
  • A list of the child's asthma triggers.
  • The child's best peak flow reading.
  • A list of medications, and how/when they are taken.
  • Suggestions on how the child can be physically active during gym and recess.
Diana Kohnle

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