What is an asthma action plan?
Everyone with asthma can benefit from using an asthma action plan.
It tells you, your child, and anyone with you:
- which medicines they are taking every day to prevent symptoms and cut their risk of an asthma attack
- what to do if their asthma symptoms are getting worse
- the emergency action to take if they're having an asthma attack and when to call 999.
You fill this in with your GP or asthma nurse, so it’s personal to your child and their asthma.
Then take it along to all their asthma appointments, including any out of hours appointments or A&E, so their doctor or asthma nurse can help you keep it up to date.
“Experts recommend asthma action plans to look after your asthma well and cut your risk of an asthma attack,” says Dr Andy Whittamore, Asthma UK’s in-house GP.
Info taken from ASTHMA UK 03/06/2021
Further information about Asthma Action Plan can be found here