Reviewed by Ann Mullen, RN, CNS, AE-C, CDE

Asthma Wizard

The Asthma Wizard Comic Book is a fun and animated way for children to learn about their asthma.  A comic book format will teach children about managing asthma, including: what is asthma, triggers, asthma signs, peak flow monitoring, medications and the asthma action plan.  Check out the Asthma Wizard for kids to learn about asthma.  Learn more.

 

Asthma Action Plan

An asthma action plan is a written, customized plan to help you manage asthma episodes. The asthma action plan is based on changes in asthma symptoms and peak flow numbers, if a peak flow meter is also used. Using the asthma action plan can help you and your family take action to manage your asthma. Read about what is included in an  asthma action plan, how to use it, and see a sample of what one looks like. The specific asthma action plans for kids include:

 

Back-to-School Health Tips

In addition to school supplies and new clothes, parents of children with asthma need to make  extra preparations to assure that their child is taken care of safely at school.

 

Asthma Care Checklist for Camp

This asthma checklist can help parents, children with asthma and camp staff work together to provide a safe camp experience for children with asthma. Kids can be safe and have fun.

 

Childhood Asthma Control Test

The Childhood Asthma Control Test (ACT is a simple questionnaire to help  identify a child with poorly controlled asthma between the ages of 4 and 11. The child answers 4 simple questions. The parent also answers 3 simple questions. This will help your child’s health care provider determine if our child’s asthma is well-controlled.

 

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