Asthma Action Plan
Make sure you have a plan for your child with asthma, and follow it. Update it each year, or if things change. And make sure that the school has a copy of the plan.
An Asthma Action Plan states:
- What you do every day to prevent asthma (green zone). Especially, what medications does your child take, how much, and when.
- What to do when asthma flares up (yellow zone): which medications, how much, when; in school, who to call; and what to look for.
- What to do in case of a bad attack (red zone): medications; who to call; when to get urgent care.
Here are some links to asthma action plans that I think are clear and helpful.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control): https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/parents.html
Minnesota Department of Health: (Plans in English and Spanish): http://www.health.state.mn.us/asthma/AAP-nonpro.html
[this page was last updated by Robert Needlman, on 11-25-2018]