Asthma Action Plan - Asthma is a variable disease with symptoms occuring based on environmental exposure. The AAP is essential for managing this disease. This tool should be completed by your childs asthma physician. A copy needs at be at home, at school, after school care, etc. so everyone is on the same page.
Self Carry - Its the Law!
The Self-Carryer also needs to be ready! NEISD wants to ensure all student self-carriers understand their individual disease, warning signs, proper use of medications, effective inhaler technique, etc. which are all necessary to achieve and maintain asthma control.
The Time-line to Self Carry is the process. The campus nurse will work with your student on basic asthma knowledge during the 4th and 5th grade years as they visit the clinic. (AIMS - Asthma: Incentivizing Management Skills). This will continue into middle school as the campus nurse moves the student to become more independent in the skills needed to improve their readiness to self-carry and self administer. Students maturity levels will also be an indicator of readiness.