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While you can help to control what happens in your own home, you can’t always control what happens at school. Work with your school to make sure there is an emergency plan in place for students with asthma. Even if your school has taken every action for students with asthma, an episode could still occur. Being prepared for an emergency respiratory situation is critical. If a child is undiagnosed or does not have an Asthma Action Plan in place, use these standard protocols from the American Lung Association and National Asthma Education and Prevention Program as a guide.
Watch for one or more of the following:
If the above are observed, take these actions:
An emergency response poster (such as the one above can be hung in classrooms and staff locations for easy reference. CPR and first aid training, including respiratory components, is also suggested.
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