Asthma afflicts over 2.5 million Australians. Characterised by chronic airway inflammation and broncho-constriction, asthma symptoms run the gamut from nagging to life-threatening. As the most common chronic illness in children and adolescents, asthma remains a leading cause of hospitalisations, lost school and workdays, and reduced quality of life. Equipping yourself or your child with a written Asthma Action Plan lays vital groundwork for effectively managing asthma and minimising its life disruption. 

Defining the Asthma Action Plan

An Asthma Action Plan is a comprehensive, personalised blueprint that individuals can reference to optimise asthma control through medication adjustments, lifestyle modifications and prompt responsiveness to shifting symptoms. Action Plans itemise daily management regimens, provide indicators for recognising deteriorating asthma control requiring intervening treatment escalations, and specifying emergency response protocols for acute attacks that require immediate medical attention. 

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