What is an asthma action plan?

What is an asthma action plan?

An Asthma Action Plan is a written, individualized worksheet that shows you the steps to take to keep your asthma from getting worse. It also provides guidance on when to call your healthcare provider or when to go to the emergency room.

What is the first aid treatment for asthma?

To use asthma first aid : Sit the person upright. Give four puffs of blue reliever puffer. Make sure you shake the puffer, put one puff into a spacer at a time and get the person to take four breaths of each puff through the spacer.

What are four strategies for managing asthma?

The four parts of managing asthma are:

  • Identify and minimize contact with asthma triggers.
  • Understand and take medications as prescribed.
  • Monitor asthma to recognize signs when it is getting worse.
  • Know what to do when asthma gets worse.

How do you use an asthma action plan?

Creating your asthma action plan

  1. Track asthma symptoms.
  2. Record peak flow readings.
  3. Assess asthma control.
  4. Adjust medications.
  5. Recognize and treat an asthma attack.
  6. Know when to seek emergency care.
  7. Avoid asthma triggers.

What is the importance of an asthma action plan?

The goal of an asthma action plan is to reduce or prevent flare-ups and emergency department visits. Following a written asthma action plan can help your child do normal everyday activities without having asthma symptoms.

How do you calculate asthma action plan?

Your action plan should state which quick-relief medicines you need to take, how much to take, and when to take them. To figure 50% of your personal best peak flow, multiply your best flow by 0.50. For example, if your personal best flow is 400, multiplying by 0.50 gives you 200.

How long are asthma action plans?

Review your asthma action plan with your doctor every 6 months, or after a severe asthma flare-up.

What is the most common type of asthma?

The largest number of people with asthma have mild asthma. Mild intermittent and mild persistent are the most common types of asthma. Mild asthma is more likely than other types to be untreated since the symptoms are so mild.

What is the difference between mild and moderate asthma?

Moderate persistent asthma is more severe than mild intermittent or persistent asthma. People with moderate persistent asthma experience symptoms typically every day, or at least most days in the week. Symptoms of moderate persistent asthma can include: chest tightness or pain.