An Asthma Action Plan is a plan made by a you and your doctor. Following the steps in this plan will help you prevent an asthma episode or guide you to the right response if you do have an episode.
How can I get an Asthma Action Plan?
Click on the link below to see an Asthma Action Plan developed by the American Lung Association. Print this plan and take it to your doctor to fill out.
What information should an Asthma Action Plan include?
Make sure your Action Plan contains this essential information to help you prevent or respond to an asthma episode:
- Instructions for asthma medicines
- Asthma triggers
- What to do if an asthma episode occurs
- When to call a doctor
- Emergency telephone numbers
Who should have an Asthma Action Plan?
Everyone with asthma should have an Asthma Action Plan. Family, friends and caregivers should have a copy of the Asthma Action Plan. School nurses, teachers, coaches and babysitters should have a copy of a child's Asthma Action Plan.