A student's asthma
management plan is developed by 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 (IHP).
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.
Asthma Management Plans should contain:
- A brief history of the student's asthma
- Asthma symptoms to watch out for
- Information on how to contact the student's health care provider, and parent
- The physician and parent or guardian's signature
- A list of factors that make the student's asthma worse
- The student's personal best peak flow reading if the student uses peak
- A list of the student's asthma medications
- A copy of the student's action plan, based on symptoms or peak flow readings,
including recommended actions for school personnel to help handle asthma
Created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Review Date: 5/16/2007
Reviewed By: Alan Greene, M.D., F.A.A.P., Department of Pediatrics, Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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