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Back To School 2017 

ASK ABOUT ASTHMA.  Every year there is a sharp rise in the number of asthma attacks for children when they return to school after the summer break.  This results in increased Emergency Department visits and hospitalisations. Asthma Australia has provided Parents and Carers with a checklist to help families be prepared and to try to reduce these health impacts and their flow-on educational effects. You can help too….

  • Is your Asthma First Aid training up-to-date?
  • Have all the staff at your setting done Asthma First Aid training?

In the campaign, parents and carers are being encouraged to,

  • Give the school a copy of their child’s Asthma Plan
  • Provide a spare asthma reliever (usually blue) and spacer to the school
  • Talk to their child’s teacher

Watch our video demonstrating good practice for parents and teachers sharing information about Luca’s asthma management. 

 Asthma is different for everyone.  When meeting with parents discuss their child’s asthma, including their symptoms and severity.  You can use the Asthma Plan as a tool to talk about their asthma medication, how to use this (a demonstration could be helpful) and the extent to which they can self-manage.  Inform them of your school’s asthma policy and establish two-way communication channels around the student’s asthma, including reporting of any flare-ups and use of medication at school.  

Click here for more information on our 2017 Back to School campaign  


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