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New asthma school guidelines for Queensland

25 July 2016

In Queensland, 1 in 10 school aged children live with asthma.

Poorly controlled asthma can have a significant impact on a student’s ability to learn, participate and concentrate at school.

Asthma is also a leading cause of school student absenteeism.

To help address these problems a Steering Committee was established in 2015 to develop the Asthma Guidelines for Queensland Schools.

The guidelines were developed to support Queensland schools in the management of students with asthma by providing practical and evidence based strategies for asthma management at school.

These guidelines are now available to all Queensland schools at www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/QLDSchools

The development of the guidelines was a joint effort between Asthma Foundation Queensland and New South Wales, the Queensland Department of Education and Training, Independent Schools Queensland, the Queensland Catholic Education Commission, and Queensland Health.

The Asthma Guidelines for Queensland Schools complement existing guidelines for the management of students with anaphylaxis and diabetes - the Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Queensland State Schools and Students with Diabetes – Guidelines for Queensland Schools.

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Dr Peter Anderson
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Asthma Foundation Queensland and New South Wales
Ph: (07) 3252 7677
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Email: panderson@asthmafoundation.org.au

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