….. often include treatment protocols specific to each individual. These should be followed over and above generic first aid guidelines. It would be applicable in settings such as workplaces where this information is shared with colleagues, HR Departments or site medics. In childcare establishments and schools, the same would apply. The plan is agreed upon with each organisation and followed in the event of the person’s condition occurring.
Health Navigator New Zealand maintains that “Using an asthma action plan that meets your individual needs has been found to:
- reduce absences from work or school
- reduce hospital admissions
- reduce emergency visits to general practice
- reduce reliever medication use
- improve lung function.
Please note: A severe asthma attack may develop very quickly; however, it can develop over several days.
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