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Asthma Action Plan

If you or a loved one has asthma, it is very important to create an Asthma Action Plan. This plan, created with your physician, is written down so you can quickly reference the proper steps to take during an asthma attack.

At the top of your Asthma Action Plan, we suggest listing your general information, including your name, emergency contact information, physician’s contact information, your asthma severity classification and a list of allergens that may cause an asthma attack.

Generally, Asthma Action Plans then detail your daily course of action in managing your asthma. This includes which allergens to avoid, how to avoid them, which medications you should take and when to take them. This is your plan for day-to-day living that will help control your asthma and its symptoms.

The next portion of your Asthma Action Plan will describe what you should do during an attack. Your physician will determine how severe your asthma attack must be before you need to call the office or go to the emergency room. In this section, we also suggest listing your physician’s emergency contact number and a phone number for the closest emergency room.

If your child has asthma, it is especially important for his or her school and/or daycare to have a copy of the Asthma Action Plan. Likewise, if your child participates in any activities, such as sports, you need to inform the supervising adult of your child’s asthma and their Asthma Action Plan. Also be sure to tell babysitters about your child’s asthma and show them where you keep a copy of the Asthma Action Plan.

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