If ever there was a need to be ultra organised, it would be when it comes to shared parenting. I’ve watched family members juggle how its done for many years. They do an outstanding job.
But what happens when it comes to sharing a child’s asthma management?
It’s one more house to keep the child’s medical supplies, one more group of people that need to understand the child’s medical needs.
Being organised with information such as:
- medical log book for history of asthmatic events and medication given.
- keep the asthma management plan with the child rather than in the home of the parent who received it.
The Asthma Foundation of NSW advise:
It is important that the people around your child are aware if they have asthma, and know how to recognise symptoms and what to do in an emergency. Parents can provide friends and family with a copy of their child’s asthma action plan and asthma first aid information to help them be prepared.
At first glance it may look complicated and difficult. But stepping back, when everyone works together – it’s a bigger support group for all of the people involved with the child’s asthma management. Communication and awareness with asthma management.