ERIC Number: ED391289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Asthma & Physical Activity in the School: Making a Difference.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
This booklet on asthma for physical education teachers and other school personnel offers guidelines for the maximum inclusion of students with asthma in regular physical education activities. It stresses that today's treatments can successfully control asthma so that students can participate fully in physical activities most of the time. First asthma is explained. Then guidelines for helping students control their asthma are offered. They include: recognizing asthma triggers; avoiding or controlling asthma triggers; following an asthma management plan; ensuring that students with asthma have convenient access to their medications; and modifying physical activities to match the student's current asthma status. A third section focuses on recognizing symptoms and taking appropriate action. It identifies symptoms that require prompt action, signs that may indicate poorly controlled asthma, and confusing signs that may or may not be an asthma episode. Appendices include a sample Student Asthma Action Card, information on peak flow monitoring and use of a metered dose inhaler, and a listing of resource organizations. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Note: A publication of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) School Asthma Education Subcommittee.