Manly Daily – Tackling Asthma. Action Plan

What a great article’Tackling Asthma’ in the Manly Daily on Tuesday the 22/02/2011 by Wendy Kay. As a school teacher and a First Aid trainer it was refreshing to see how we can manage Asthma whilst still participating in physical activity and keeping children healthy.

I hear of so many parents withdrawing their children from sporting teams and carnivals to ‘protect them’ from having an Asthma Attack. The Action Plan put together by Wendy is very simple and should be adopted by parents who have children with Asthma.


  • Get an asthma action plan from the doctor to help manage their individual condition.
  • Ensure they take their daily preventer medication all year round and carry their puffer or reliever medication with them at all times.
  • Make sure the school knows your child has asthma.
  • Check to see if they’ve had free asthma training from Asthma Foundation NSW to help them cope in an emergency and that they are aware of the Asthma Sports Pack.

If you would like to be a part of Simple Instruction’s Apply First Aid or Perform CPR training courses that are conducted at The Brookvale Hotel on the Northern Beaches. Please check the website for course dates or contact Ian Wood – (Phone – 0411 557 405) (email – [email protected]).