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Management of Asthma Exacerbations: School Treatment Steps to Follow for an Asthma Episode in the School Setting When a Nurse is Not Available Poster
Be prepared. Know which students have asthma and where their medicine is kept.
If a student has asthma symptoms or complaints and needs your assistance,* take these steps.
Call 911 if any of the following occur:
* Many students who carry their own medicine may be able to self-manage asthma episodes. They should follow the school protocol. Provide support as needed.
** Common asthma allergens and irritants include tobacco smoke, pollens, furry animals, cockroach droppings, dust mites, chalk dust, or strong odors (for example, from cleaning products, paints, or perfume).