A CHECKLIST FOR DECIDING ABOUT SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
FOR CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA
Every child is different. It is best to observe your child closely and learn his/her signs of distress
Probably okay to send*
--Stuffy nose, no wheezing
--Mild wheezing that clears after medication
--Good exercise tolerance (able to participate in normal activities)
--Not short of breath (able to talk in full sentences)
--Does not need to use rescue inhaler more often than every four hours
*It is very important that the school nurse has the appropriate medication to treat the asthma symptoms if they would worsen during the day.
Should stay home
--Fever of 100®F or greater
--Wheezing which continues after medication/treatment
--Child is too weak or tired to take part in normal activity
--Short of breath, breathing hard, fast or irregular
EMS will be called for any student showing signs of respiratory distress. The school district does not pay for EMS services.