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Asthma Attack Prep Guide

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2. Get an Asthma Action Plan

The responsibility of having a child with asthma can be daunting. There are so many facts and details about triggers, medication and inhalers. That’s why establishing an asthma management plan is so important. When your little girl or boy is diagnosed with asthma, ask the doctor for asthma control plan forms. 

Fill in the blanks with all the information about your child’s long-acting and short-term rescue medication, their dosages and emergency phone numbers. That way, if you forget whether your child needs 4 or 6 puffs of his or her bronchodilator, all you have to do is consult your plan.  Also: File one with the school nurse and your child’s teacher, babysitters, and close friends’ parents. 

Make sure you go over the plan with your child – he or she needs to learn how to communicate what’s needed when there’s an attack, and as soon as possible, to be able to administer the rescue inhaler to herself.

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