Asthma Action Plan
Asthma action plan
To get started, refer to the asthma action plan your care team has created for you. This is the main tool you need to take control of your asthma. It will contain your triggers, peak flow measurement, medications, symptoms to watch for and when to call your doctor's office.
The asthma action plan includes three zones that identify how your asthma control is doing. These three zones are green, yellow and red.
Make sure you review your plan thoroughly so you know exactly what to do when your symptoms and peak flow are getting worse.
Complete your asthma action plan with the following information:
- General information about you
- Severity classification – Your doctor's office will identify your level of asthma severity.
- Triggers – Check any triggers that affect your asthma, if they are not already checked.
- Exercise – List the recommended pre-medication, if any. This is the medication you take before exercise or competition. Also list any modifications to exercise or warm-up.
- List your peak flow meter personal best – Review the proper way to measure your peak flow, and enter your best measurement (from Module 4).
What you can do
- Study your asthma action plan.
- Make sure to take your asthma action plan to your doctor visit.