|My daughter’s “My Asthma Bag”, originally designed for her to use in the school office.|
Sending your child to school or childcare when managing asthma, means duplicating everything that you keep available for your child’s asthma care at home – at school. Everything. If you reach for it at home, put it in the kit.
1. Medication – Essential reliever medication – put it two. Use other medications? Add that as well.
2. Respiratory Spacer – Help your child to feel comfortable using a spacer at home so that if needed at school, they are familiar with using one. The spacer will help deliver the medication into the airways where the medication is needed.
3. Asthma Plan (medication instructions about what to do when not feeling well, or what to do in an emergency written by your doctor).
4. Log book to record medications given for your records to report back to the doctor.
As well as duplicating the contents of the asthma first aid kit at home – you need to duplicate the care and understanding that you have about asthma – with school staff. Talk to them and help them to understand what you need for your child. Please have a look at our system (bag and log books) to see what I mean.
What you put in the asthma first aid kit – will help school staff, to help your child.
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