ASTHMA 

 We are committed to being an Asthma Friendly school. This means:

  • The majority of staff have current training in asthma first aid and routine management, conducted or approved by Asthma Foundation WA.
  • Asthma Emergency Kits are accessible to staff and include in-date reliever medication, single person use spacers.
  • Asthma First Aid posters are on display and information is available for staff and parents.
  • Policies are Asthma Friendly.

 Management

  • We meet all legal, regulatory and policy requirements related to health care planning and asthma management.
  • We maintain a central record of students health care needs, including asthma, and review regularly.
  • We induct new staff in asthma policies and procedures.
  • We have a spacer and mask replacement policy.

 Roles and responsibilities

Students:

  • Are supported to self-manage their asthma; we explain asthma and asthma care to them.

 Parents/carers:

  • Provide an Asthma Care Plan, signed by the treating doctor.
  • Provide their child’s medication, clearly dated and in the original labelled container, a spacer, and mask as required.
  • Alert staff to any changes in their child’s asthma management.

 Staff:

  • Document any asthma attack and advise parents/carers as a matter of priority.
  • Review documentation regularly to ensure compliance with procedures.
  • Minimise exposure to known triggers.