An Asthma Action Plan is a set of instructions for how to manage your asthma symptoms and maintain good asthma control. Every person who has asthma should have a written Asthma Action Plan.
Why should I have an Asthma Action Plan?
Having an up-to-date, written Asthma Action Plan has been shown to reduce the chance of needing emergency medical treatment or hospitalisation for asthma. Despite this, many Australians who have asthma do not have an Asthma Action Plan.
Reproduced with permission from the National Asthma Council Australia.
Ask your doctor to prepare an Asthma Action Plan with you that includes: