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If you’re an educator, it’s likely there are students in your school who have asthma. Does your school have a plan to help these students during an asthma attack?
Knowing what do when a child has an asthma attack is vital. If a child is undiagnosed or does not have an asthma action plan, use protocols from the American Lung Association and National Asthma Education and Prevention Program as a guide.
Watch for these symptoms:
If you see any of the above, take these actions:
Consider displaying an emergency response poster in classrooms and staff locations for easy reference. Provide cardio pulmonary respiratory (CPR) and first-aid training to the school staff.
To learn more about Asthma and the Taking on Asthma initiative, visit our website.
Originally published 6/14/2016; Revised 2021
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