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a s t h m a physical activity in the school Making a Difference National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
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National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) School Asthma Education Subcommittee Paul Williams, M.D. Chair, NAEPP School Subcommittee Working Group on Physical Activity and School American Medical Association Mary Worstell, M.P.H. Chair, NAEPP School Subcommittee Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Ellie Goldberg, M.Ed. Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. Sarah Kaluzny-Petroff American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Judy Golding, M.A. American Lung Association Pamela Luna, Dr.P.H. American Public Health Association Lani Majer, M.D. American School Health Association James Joy, Ed.D. National Association of Elementary School Principals Vivian Hanes, R.N., M.A., S.N.P. National Association of School Nurses Charlene Burgeson, M.A. National Association for Sport and Physical Education Rena Large, M.E. National Education Association Adria Thomas National School Boards Association Rose Cardinal, Consultant National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Robinson Fulwood, M.S.P.H. Virginia S. Taggart, M.P.H. Chris Krutszch National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
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Table of Contents Introduction. ................................................................... 1 What Is Asthma?. ........................................................... 2 Helping Students Control Their Asthma. .................. 3 Recognize Asthma Triggers . ........................................... 3 Avoid or Control Asthma Triggers . ................................. 4 Follow the Asthma Management Plan . ........................... 4 Ensure That Students With Asthma Have Convenient Access to Their Medications . ..................... 7 Modify Physical Activities to Match Current Asthma Symptoms. ....................................................... 8 Recognizing Symptoms and Taking Appropriate Actions . ............................................. 10 Symptoms That Require Prompt Action. ....................... 10 Signs That May Indicate Poorly Controlled Asthma. ..... 12 Confusing Signs: Is it an Asthma Episode or a Need For More Support?. .................................................... 13 Appendix 1 Student Asthma Action Card . ....................................... 14 Appendix 2 Peak Flow Monitoring . ................................................. 16 Appendix 3 Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler. ........................................ 17 Appendix 4 Organizations That Can Help You Learn More About Asthma in the Schools . .............................................. 18
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If I take my medicine, I’m fine.” —Student “Asthma…something that we can do something about. You can deal with it.
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