Students who learn how to manage and control their asthma should be able to participate in all school activities to the best of their abilities.
Here is a list of things you can do to help create an asthma friendly school.
- Take home and return to school all forms related to asthma.
- Tell any supply/substitute teachers, school volunteers and classmates about your asthma, what to do if your asthma gets worse and where your medication is kept.
- Ask your parents/guardians about getting a MedicAlert ™ bracelet/necklace to let people know you have asthma.
- Have your blue reliever inhaler with you at all times or know where it is stored and how to get it quickly. st
- Know how and when to use your asthma medication safely.
- Make sure your medication has your name on it.
- Do not share your medication with friends.
- Know when your medication is empty and you need a new one.
- Tell your parent and teacher every time you take your medication.
- Tell your teacher if you are uncomfortable with taking your own medication and need help.
- Know what triggers your asthma (what makes your asthma worse) and have a plan for handling your asthma triggers.
- Examples of triggers: strong smelling markers, chalk dust, furry animals, freshly cut grass, pollen, very hot or very cold temperature, poor air quality
- Tell your teacher(s) when your asthma is bothering you.
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If you have a question about asthma, you can talk to an asthma educator by calling 1-888-344-5864