If you or your child has asthma, you should have an asthma action plan in case of an asthma attack. This plan should be on file with your child’s school and/or daycare provider.  In the case of your own asthma action/attack plan, make sure others in your workplace are aware of your situation. Make it clear where to find your instructions. 

Asthma Attack Plan

Each adult in a child’s life needs information on how to do the following:

  • Remove triggers from a home, school or childcare center
  • Prevent asthma episodes
  • Help deliver asthma medicines
  • Handle asthma emergencies

Your asthma attack plan should include the following: 

  • Asthma triggers 
  • Instructions for appropriate use of asthma medications
  • What actions to take when you are (or your child is) having symptoms of asthma or a low peak flow meter reading
  • Signs of an asthma episode (or asthma attack)
  • When to seek emergency care
  • Emergency contact information

Asthma management is as important as your asthma attack plan. Know how to use your medications, if you’re an adult, and make sure your child knows how to use his or her medications if they are old enough to do so on their own. 

For more information on asthma action plans or how to help your child handle an asthma attack, contact Dr. Hallett! We’re here to help with all of your allergy and asthma needs. Download our Asthma Action Plan here.

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