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Health Tip: Asthma at School

Have a written action plan for your child

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(HealthDayNews) -- If your child has asthma, the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver suggests you make sure the school is properly alerted to your child's condition:

  • Ask your doctor for a written action plan for the school. This should include your child's asthma medications, emergency telephone numbers, and a list of things that make your child's asthma worse.
  • Give a peak flow meter, spacer and rescue medicine to the school nurse.
  • Have your child or a teacher take medicines along on field trips in case of flare-ups.
  • Keep in touch with school staff about managing your child's asthma, even if everything appears to be fine.


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