When asthma is well controlled, My Asthma Bag helps you be organised and support daily asthma management care. When asthma starts to limit the way you live and the choices you make, then My Asthma Bag helps you step it up a gear and get things back on track.
Pack My Asthma Bag with asthma medication, spacer and asthma action plan. Ready when needed. My Asthma Bag is well marked with a photo ID pocket and asthma management first aid logo, so it can be used at school and located quickly. Essential in an emergency. Please note: Free Asthma Plans are available to download from our printables section and should be completed by your doctor. We also recommend the free asthma plans from Asthma Australia and the National Asthma Council.
Prompt the conversation between home and school – ‘Let us know when asthma medication needs replacing, let us know if asthma medication is being given’. In the blur of caring for a child with asthma, the log book captures those moments, with the goal of having less of those moments.
The asthma plan explains what to do, when. The log book helps to recall important details to discuss when visiting the family doctor. Helping to show what has been happening in terms of medication given, frequency, any notes at the time, so that together with your doctor, you can plan future asthma care.
My Asthma Bag is a purpose made bag for your asthma plan, spacer and medication. By working with your doctor, well managed asthma means living a fuller more active life.”
WHAT TO DO
Step 1. Follow the asthma plan for daily management needs.
Step 2. Record the medication needed, dosages and any notes from home and school in the log book. Use the notification cards in the bag as prompts to discuss events.
Step 3. Prior to your next meeting with the GP, complete the Bello Alito Goals Worksheet ( see page 2 of the Quick Guide) to clarify how things currently are and what you would like to change.
Step 4. Meet with the GP to review log book and discuss goals. If updated, replace the asthma plan in your asthma bag. Go back to Step 1.