Asthma - Know the early warning signs of an asthma episode...

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• Encourage exercise and participation in sports for students with asthma. When asthma is under good control, the student with asthma can participate in sports and physical activity. • Appreciate that exercise can cause acute episodes of symptoms for children with asthma. Exercise in cold, dry air and activities that require extended running may trigger asthma more readily than other forms of exercise. Medicine(s) can be taken before exercise to prevent asthma symptoms. This preventive treatment enables most students with exercise-induced asthma to participate in any sport they choose. • Warm up and cool down activities appropriate for any exercise will also help the student with asthma. • Support the student’s treatment plan, even if it requires premedication before exercise.
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Unformatted text preview: Know the early warning signs of an asthma episode or attack. Understand what to do if an asthma episode occurs during exercise. Have the students asthma action plan available. Permit less strenuous activities if a recent illness or asthma episode precludes full participation. Refer your questions about a students ability to fully participate in physical education to the parents and the school nurse. HELPING THE STUDENT WITH ASTHMA: Actions for the Physical Education Instructor and Coach Adapted from Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools, National Asthma Education and Prevention Project....
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course TED 403 taught by Professor Espisito during the Spring '11 term at CSU Dominguez Hills.

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