Asthma Action PlanEvery person with asthma should have an Asthma Action Plan (AAP) in writing. It should be followed every day.

Download Victorian Schools Asthma Action Plan below:

An Asthma Action Plan provides clear information and instructions for managing your asthma. It includes easy to read information about your medications, symptoms and danger signs.

Information in an Asthma Action Plan includes:

  • Medications when well
  • Medications when not well
  • Medications and instructions when getting worse
  • Danger signs – when to call an ambulance

Asthma Action Plan are important tools available to assist with asthma self-management. Their effectiveness in reducing the risk of emergency complications is well established.

An Asthma Action Plan is a document recommended by your health professional in case you experience symptoms. To create an Asthma Action Plan, you should work with your doctor to identify the main two or three signs your asthma symptoms are worsening.

It also sets out the action you might take, to address this, and thereby limit the speed and severity with which your symptoms worsen.

Your, or your child’s, Asthma Action Plan should be reviewed and updated yearly, and always in collaboration with you, the person or carer of the person with asthma.

As we near the bushfire season again, we are urging all Australian’s to be prepared. It is extremely important that if you have asthma, you have an asthma review before the extreme weather season is upon us, see your doctor and update your Asthma Action Plan. A written Asthma Action plan helps to keep your asthma under control, it not only tells you how to manage your asthma on a day to day basis but tells you what steps to take in an asthma emergency. There is new information that came out of our recent COVID Rapid Review. For the latest information on COVID-19 and what it means for people with asthma click here Thank you to our Asthma Champion, Tanya for sharing her story.

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