Asthma

  • Asthma is one of the leading chronic illnesses among children and adolescents in the United States. When children are exposed to triggers - such as: smoke, dust, outdoor pollution, and many others, an asthmatic espisode can occur. Asthma can be controlled by avoiding these triggers and taking medications prescribed by a health care provider, if needed. Asthma is common but treatable using treament based on current scientific knowledge by reducing illness and future episodes. Source: CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/asthma/index.htm

    Effective asthma management at school and during school-related activities requires a team approach which includes the family, the child's health care provider (if needed), the school nurse and other school personnel, which includes, but is not limited to, the child's teacher(or counselor), principal and office staff.

     

    Helpful Links:

     

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Common Asthma Triggers

    America Lung Association - Asthma in Schools - The Basics for Parents

     


     

Asthma Protocol from Emergency First Aid Guidelines for California Schools

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Last Modified on May 13, 2020