Who should have Asthma Action Plan?
Everyone with asthma should have an up-to-date Asthma Action Plan, especially children and teens.
An Asthma Action Plan is more than just a form – it’s an important educational tool that helps people with asthma understand and manage their asthma, all while enjoying life. It also helps a child’s teachers, coaches, school nurses, day-care staff, babysitters, and other caregivers look out for and care for a child with asthma.
What is in an Asthma Action Plan?
The Vermont Asthma Action Plan is a medical form that helps you or your caregivers:
Understand what type of asthma you have or your child has
Look out for common triggers that can make asthma worse or cause asthma attacks
Remember day-to-day instructions on how to manage asthma, and what to do if asthma worsens or if you’re having an asthma attack
Know what medicines to take and when to take them
Know when to call the doctor, or in serious cases, go to the emergency room
How to use an Asthma Action Plan:
The Asthma Action Plan is filled out by a health care provider and the patient (or caregiver of a child/teen) with asthma.