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An asthma resource written FOR kids BY kids
  • Asthmas for young
  • Asthmas for all
  • It drives you up
  • So you cant play ball
  • Asthma is bad
  • Diabetes is too
  • Asthma is increasing
  • It might happen to you
  • Asthma is very abrupt
  • Asthma attacks are waiting to happen
  • Almost like its going to erupt
  • So if you have coughing or things like that
  • And your pretty sure you havent swallowed a bat
  • Then youll be in for a terrible scare
  • Asthma, fight it with care

Asthma - what is it?
  • People with asthma have sensitive lung airways
  • These narrow when exposed to triggers, causing
    difficulty in breathing
  • Its there but its not always happening
  • Asthma is a thing that could happen to anyone
  • Scientists havent found a cure for it
  • Asthma can be managed
  • If asthma is managed properly, you shouldnt have
    a problem
  • Certain triggers bring asthma on
  • Scientist arent sure why people get asthma

The Lungs
  • Trachea (windpipe)
  • Bronchi
  • Alveoli
  • Bronchioles
  • The alveoli are like balloons - they let air in
    and out
  • The trachea is the windpipe, it moves air in to
    and out of the lungs
  • The bronchi branches off from the trachea
  • The bronchioles branch off from the bronchi

During an Asthma attack
  • During an asthma attack the airway walls swell up
  • The muscles tighten making it hard to breathe
  • More mucus is made, making it even harder to
  • A wheeze is caused by the narrow airways
  • We cough to try to get rid of the mucus

Signs of Asthma
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Feeling tired
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Breathless
  • Feeling scared and upset
  • Chest Tightness

Key Triggers
Triggers are what can set your asthma off These
are just some
  • Dust
  • Sports exercise
  • Cold, flu
  • Dust mites
  • Pollen
  • Fumes
  • Flowers
  • Crying and other emotions
  • Smoke
  • Animals pets

  • Helps to open your airways so you can breathe
  • There are 3 types of medication -
  • relievers, preventers symptom controllers

  • Help to relieve the symptoms of asthma
  • Usually work within a few minutes
  • The only medication to take in an emergency
  • Usually blue in colour
  • If you are using your reliever medication more
    than 3 times per week, you need to go to your
    Doctor for an asthma check.
  • Try to stop you from having an asthma attack
  • Important to take it every day as prescribed by
    your Doctor
  • Are an additional medication
  • Should only be prescribed if you are already on a
  • Preventers and controllers are usually taken
    twice a day EVERY DAY (even when you are well).

How to use Spacers
  • Spacers help people to use medication if they
    have trouble
  • Step 1 Shake the puffer then put it into the
  • Step 2 Release one puff into the spacer by
    pressing puffer down
  • Step 3 Put your lips around the mouth piece
  • Step 4 Slowly and deeply breath in and out of
    your mouth 3 to 6 times
  • Step 5 Repeat if needed.

Asthma Plans
  • With the right plan, asthma can be managed
  • Tells you if your asthma is getting worse
  • Your medication and when to use it
  • People to call if necessary
  • When to visit your doctor and doctor to check
  • Anyone with asthma should have one

School Asthma Plan consists of
  • Name
  • Age
  • Phone
  • Doctor
  • Date of Birth
  • Photo of you
  • Usual signs of YOUR asthma
  • Your worsening signs
  • Your triggers
  • Emergency contact
  • Medications that you are on
  • Family telephone numbers
  • Signature of your parent and your Doctor

What should I do if Im by myself ?
  • Sit down
  • Relax and breathe slowly and deeply
  • Take your puffer
  • Follow the 4 x 4 plan

4 x 4 PLAN
  • 1) Shake your reliever puffer
  • 2) Take 4 separate puffs, shaking between each
  • 3) Wait 4 minutes
  • 4) If you still have symptoms, take 4 separate
    puffs again
  • If no relief after second lot of 4 puffs, try and
    get help if possible.

What to do to help your friend with an asthma
  • Calm down your friend.
  • Tell your friend to relax.
  • Dont leave your friend alone.
  • Tell some one else to call an adult.
  • Tell your friend to follow the 4 x 4 plan.
  • If your friend is not getting any better call 000
    and ask for an ambulance.

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Tips for parents teachers
  • Share information and ideas on asthma
  • Support your child
  • Listen to what your child is saying
  • Talk to your child
  • Understand what it feels like to have asthma

Staying healthy and happy
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Drink lots
  • Exercise
  • Rest
  • Use asthma medication

How to Manage Asthma
  • Know what YOUR triggers are
  • Use your medication
  • Know the rules of asthma
  • Keep visiting your doctor
  • Check expiry date on medications
  • Take care of yourself

Tips for Kids
  • Keep your puffer with you wherever you go
  • Check what is in the food you eat
  • Check the date on your puffer every month
  • Check if your puffer is empty
  • Take your puffer before exercise if your Doctor
    says to do so
  • Try to keep your house clean from dust
  • Tell your friends what to do
  • Tell your friends what it feels like
  • Visit your doctor every 6 months
  • Exercise and stay healthy, warm up before and
    always cool down after exercise

A Search for Asthma
WORDS TO LOOK FOR Lungs Asthma Triggers Oxygen W
heeze Ventolin Peak Flow Meter Trachea
Preventer Reliever Exercise Spacer
To learn more about asthma, you can visit -
  • Local Library many books available
  • Local asthma educator
  • Family Doctor
  • Pharmacist for pamphlets
  • Asthma Victoria Helpline 1800 645 130
  • Websites like

  • We would like to acknowledge the great work of
    the project team at Warrnambool Primary School,
  • Years 5 6, 2003
  • The project team would like to thank those
    students in Years 5 6 at the following schools
    who kindly helped to trial this presentation
  • Bundarra Primary School Portland
  • Hamilton Alexandra College Hamilton
  • St Josephs Primary School Warrnambool
  • Casterton Primary School Casterton
  • Sacred Heart Primary School Casterton

December 2003
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