National policy on asthma management for schools

J Paediatr Child Health. 2006 Sep;42(9):491-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00928.x.


A previous position paper provided a national policy on asthma management for schools. This updated paper takes into account new medications and devices, changes in approaches to management, national guidelines for cleaning of asthma first aid kits in schools and the National Asthma Friendly Schools Program. School teachers and ancillary staff need to be aware both of asthma symptoms and the general principles of asthma management.

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Australia
  • First Aid
  • Health Education*
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Medical Records
  • Organizational Policy
  • School Health Services / organization & administration
  • School Health Services / standards*
  • Schools / organization & administration