a good idea to meet with your child's teachers, coaches, and other staff members at
start of each school year. Your child can be there, too. You may also need to meet
other times during the school year. Make sure you discuss the following:
Asthma Action Plan.
Review the plan. Make sure teachers know how to use an inhaler, spacer, and
peak-flow meter. Make sure they understand the action plan zones and what to
do. Discuss any school policies that affect your child’s asthma management. For
instance, some schools let kids keep their quick-relief medicine with them in
their bag or locker. But other schools keep medicines in the school office. Many
states now have laws that require students be allowed to carry and take asthma
medicines on their own. Discuss local policies with your healthcare provider.
Triggers. If pet dander
is a trigger, find out if animals such as gerbils or hamsters are kept in the
Special activities. For
example, ask how medicine will be handled during field trips.