• 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

    --Uncontrollable coughing

     

    EMS will be called for any student showing signs of respiratory distress. The school district does not pay for EMS services.