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What if my child needs medication during the school day ?

Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D., ABPP
  • Laws and policies regarding students carrying their own inhalers, vary from state to state and school district to school district. 

  • Check with your school as to their policy about students carrying their own inhalers. 

  • The goal in asthma treatment is for the young person to be as independent as possible in 
    • recognizing signs of a flare-up and 
    • self-administering the appropriate medication as written in your child’s Asthma Action Plan.

See the following article from the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: