Asthma Action Plan
If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day.
What is an asthma action plan?
Ask your healthcare provider for written directions about how to prevent and treat asthma attacks at home. These written instructions are called your “asthma action plan.” Your plan will tell you how to take your controller and rescue medicines based on your peak flow meter readings. Your healthcare provider will show you how to use a peak flow meter and take your medicines.
Checking peak flow meter readings regularly and following your action plan will help avoid the dangers of asthma that is out of control.
Download and print an asthma action plan from Asthma Canada and take it to your next healthcare provider’s appointment. Complete the plan with your healthcare provider and use it to guide your asthma treatment. Keep the plan on your fridge or somewhere that you can easily find it when you have an asthma attack. If your child has asthma, you should also complete a student asthma data form and give it to your child’s school along with an extra copy of the plan.
Download the Asthma Action Plan here:
Seek emergency medical attention
If you have the symptoms of a serious flare-up or if your peak flow is less than 50% of your personal best, contact your healthcare provider right away or go directly to the nearest emergency room (by ambulance, if necessary).
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