Asthma Policies and Paperwork

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Making sure that everyone you are close to knows what to do should you have an asthma emergency is helpful, but make sure that people in your workplace know as well. An easy way of doing this is by having an asthma card. This will be a small card that you can carry around with you, usually small enough to be kept in a wallet or purse, and it will contain emergency details and any prescribed medicines on it.

As well as this, keeping an asthma record will be of major benefit to the asthma specialists to help them find out what triggers could be causing asthma to flare up and present symptoms. This would include information about the time of attacks, location, preceding activities, and any recent food or drink consumption leading up to the attack or flare-up of symptoms. Finally, remember to take note of the expiration date of any medications. Remember that these are sensitive chemicals and if they become damaged or indeed out of date, they can quickly lose their effectiveness. Consequently, the affected person could be taking serious risks without even knowing it.