Know your asthma triggers
asthma has a list of triggers that can make his or her condition
worse - that is, that increase airway inflammation and/or make
the airways constrict, which makes breathing difficult.
You can also refer
to the link
Avoid asthma triggers
triggers - like pets with fur or feathers - can be avoided.
Others - like physical exercise - are important for good health
and should be controlled rather than avoided. Click
How to control
to know more.
Asthma management plan contents:
Brief history of
the student's asthma.
how to contact the student's health care provider,
List of factors
that make the student's asthma worse.
personal best peak flow reading if the student uses
peak flow monitoring.
List of the
A description of
the student's treatment plan, based on symptoms or peak flow
readings, including recommended actions for school personnel
to help handle asthma episodes.
Follow the Asthma
management plan is developed for the student, parent/guardian,
and health care provider. Depending on the student's needs, the
plan may be a brief information card or a more extensive
individualized health plan. A copy of the plan should be on file
in the school office or health services office, with additional
copies for the student's teachers and coaches. The plan - as
well as the student's asthma medications--should be easily
available for all
on- and off-site activities before, during and after school.
Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)
What do Nancy
Hogshead, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Bill Koch, Greg Louganis,
Dominique Wilkins, and Jim Ryun all have in common?
Each is a famous
athlete who has asthma. They come from diverse fields: swimming,
track and field, cross-country skiing, diving, basketball, and
long-distance running. Following their
asthma management plans helped these athletes become winners.
Go to >
Exercise Induced Asthma < to read more.
Actions to consider
Get a copy of
asthma management plan. Review the plan to
identify the role of the teacher and coach in the student's
asthma management plan.
awareness and peer sensitivity. As students learn more about
asthma, they can more easily offer support instead of barriers
to their classmates with asthma.
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