What is an asthma action plan?
An asthma action plan is a guide to help you manage your condition: when and how to take medications properly, how to track symptoms and when to contact your doctor. Watch family medicine physician Jennifer Caudle, DO, define an asthma action plan.
Think of the asthma action plan literally as a roadmap to help guide you through your asthma symptoms. These plans are actually great not only for adults
but for children too. [GENTLE MUSIC]
Asthma action plans are wonderful. Asthma action plans are just that. They are action plans to help you figure out how
to guide and treat your asthma. These plans are actually great not only for adults but for children too.
So think of your action plan almost like a road map, almost like a map to help you get to symptom-free living.
An action plan, an asthma action plan, will tell you some of the following information. It will tell you how to take your medications properly,
whether they're pill medications or whether they're inhaled medications. It will tell you what to do if you get asthma symptoms, which
medications to then take. It will also help you track your symptoms to figure out, are you getting worse? Are you actually getting better?
It will tell you when you should call your doctor, and it will also tell you when you should seek help with 911 if your symptoms get too bad.
So think of the asthma action plan literally as a road map to help guide you through your asthma symptoms. [GENTLE MUSIC]
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