Asthma Child and Adolescent Program
As part of its national Asthma Management Program, the Australian Government is funding the Asthma Foundations of Australia to deliver two new programs to support people with asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions.
The Asthma Child and Adolescent Program will provide information and training for school and preschool staff to learn about asthma management and how to respond in an emergency. This program will also provide information for parents and support adolescents to improve their asthma self-management.
Over 200 sessions are delivered by Asthma Educators, nurses and health workers each year, all around Western Australia and cover:
· Asthma facts, symptoms and triggers
· Linked conditions to asthma
· Asthma management and medications
· Recognising and assessing an asthma attack
· Asthma First Aid
If you would like to find out if your school has current Asthma training, please contact the Asthma Child and Adolescent Program Co-ordinator on (08) 9289 3639, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
School staff- To arrange a session for staff at your school, please download this session request form and when completed, fax to (08) 9289 3601.
Asthma Friendly Schools Training Request Form
Asthma Friendly Schools Program
Schools that have completed staff asthma training provided by the Asthma Child and Adolescent Progam are further invited to become Asthma Friendly Schools.
As an Asthma Friendly School, your school will be recognised for taking measures to ensure the safest possible environment for students with asthma. The Asthma Foundation of WA can offer you support and resources to achieve this and will provide a free Asthma Emergency Kit when the school becomes recognised as an Asthma Friendly School.
For further information on this program please download the Asthma Friendly Schools Declaration form, or contact Asthma Child and Adolescent Program Co-ordinator on (08) 9289 3639, or email@example.com.
Asthma Friendly Declaration Form
Resources for Schools
Schools and pre-primary settings can purchase asthma emergency kits and equipment at a reduced rate. Please click here for an order form that will allow you to order everything from kits, spacers and masks, to brochures, phamplets for parents, asthma first aid posters/magnets/wallet cards, asthma friendly packs and DVD's.
School Resource Order Form