How to get an asthma action plan?
Asthma can be diagnosed at any time in one’s life. While there is no cure for asthma, it can be managed by working with a healthcare provider to develop a plan to keep your asthma under control.
Six Questions to Assess Asthma Control
- I have symptoms more than two days per week.
- I wake up at night with trouble breathing 1 – 3 times per week.
- My asthma makes it hard to do daily activities.
- I use my quick-relief inhaler more than two days per week.
- I have had two or more asthma episodes that required treatment with oral corticosteroids in the past year.
- I have had an asthma episode that required a call to 911, an urgent visit to the emergency room or hospitalized for my asthma in the past year.
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, your asthma may not be under control.
Create an asthma action plan:
Work with your healthcare provider to develop an asthma action plan that targets your specific type of asthma. Your asthma action plan will include:
- Symptoms to Monitor
- Your Medications
- Potential Triggers
- Emergency Contact Information