• PLAN: Once you have an action plan set up with your physician, please make sure to bring a copy to the school nurse. Meeting with your child’s teacher and/or nurse can help ensure that arrangements are in place.

    INHALERS: In case of an emergency situation, it may be beneficial to have the student’s inhaler kept with the homeroom teacher. Your child’s inhaler can also be kept locked in the nurse’s office. It can also be kept with the student if he or she proves to be responsible with its use and knows signs and symptoms of an asthma flare-up.

    Please fill out the inhaler permission form to indicate where you would like your child’s inhaler kept during the school day. 

    SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: It is important that children are aware of the signs and symptoms of an asthma flare-up so they can use their inhaler appropriately. These signs and symptoms include the following:

    • Coughing
    • Wheezing
    • Chest tightness or pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Rapid breathing
    • Inability to talk more than a few words at a time
    • Retractions in the neck and chest (sucking in of the muscles when inhaling)

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