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Research has shown that people who have a written asthma action plan have better control of their asthma, have fewer asthma attacks and are better equipped to recognise deteriorating symptoms and know how to respond appropriately. Please see your GP if you have asthma and would like to have a plan coordinated for yourself.
Asthma Kids (asthmakids.org.au/) is great resource for our younger patients with videos and quizes for the 0-8 years olds
…. and for 9 years and over
Go to the Asthma Kids website to complete the quizes.
Asthma Australia is a leading body in asthma research, education and support. You can access information about asthma and its management on its website
There are different medications and devices, but for children it is recommended that they use a spacer with their puffer. For children and people who are breathless the four breath technique works well, as shown in the Asthma Australia video below:
Younger children will need to use a mask:
People with asthma, parents, teachers and carers need to know how to manage and asthma emergency. Follow the link to the National Asthma Council’s Asthma First Aid page.
You can also download pdf charts of the Council’s First for Asthma Chart and Kids’ First Aid For Asthma Chart and print these at home. There Kids’ Chart is also translated into several languages other than English on the same page.