Asthma Care

  • Students diagnosed with asthma should be under the care of a health care provider, and most will be managed with a prescription medication. Many students will have identified triggers and may need environmental modifications at school in order to avoid them. Some of these students will require an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP). The school nurse will need to coordinate with the student’s family and health care team about the management of the child’s asthma at school. If your student will require asthma medication to be kept on hand at school throughout the school year, physician's orders/medication authorization form must be submitted to the school nurse. See the medication policy for more information regarding possession/self-administration of asthma medication.