This section is intended for clinicians caring for children with asthma in primary, community, hospital or tertiary care setting. It outlines examples of best practice in the assessment, treatment and ongoing management of children and young people with asthma.

If a child has a personalised asthma action plan they are four times less likely to have an asthma attack that requires emergency hospital treatment. The plan should have information on triggers; what the medicines do (preventers and relievers); how and when to take treatment; current treatment; how to spot asthma getting worse (symptoms and peak expiratory flow); what treatment to take in an emergency; how and when to call for help and how to manage indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Parents should be encouraged to share their asthma action plan with their child’s school and any activity clubs that they regularly attend.


Please see examples here: