CSEF INFORMATION & SAVER PLUS

 

HELP YOUR KIDS MANAGE THEIR ASTHMA - PARENTS CHECKLIST

 

Does your child have an up to date Asthma Action Plan? The asthma action plan tells the school how to manage your child’s asthma and what to do if their asthma gets worse. This should be updated and signed by the doctor on an annual basis. Does your child carry their reliever puffer and spacer with them at all times? Or is it readily available to their Carers?

 

Medication needs to be available wherever your child may be (school, sporting field, child care, home). Are you and your child aware of their asthma triggers? Do you take steps to avoid these triggers? Are the Teachers aware of these triggers? Do you listen to what your child says? They will be aware of their asthma symptoms and should be able to tell you when they need their medication. Does your child take their asthma medication correctly? Good technique allows more medication to get into the lungs where it’s needed. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you would like to check your device technique.