There is a dramatic rise in the number of children rushed to hospital for their asthma in the autumn term. You can make sure your child isn’t one of them by acting now.
For thousands of Irish children with asthma, and their families, the back-to-school preparations involve a lot more than picking out a new pencil case and uniform. Emergency hospital admissions for children with asthma increase significantly in the month of September. This Autumn surge in children’s asthma hospital admissions occurs year after year in Ireland and in many other countries. Asthma is also the leading cause of missed school days in the country, with children missing on average 10 days of school.
To combat this September spike the Asthma Society of Ireland has developed a checklist to help parents to get their child's asthma under control before the return to school. The checklist is a guideline to direct you in the right direction to reduce the risk of your child ending up in ED due to asthma. If you would like to talk to an Asthma Specialist about back-to-school time, call our Adviceline on 1800 44 54 64.
Download our Back-to-School Checklist today!
- For further information on how to support your child with asthma you can look at the sections on asthma basics, asthma medicines, and managing asthma.
- Encourage your child's teacher to print out our 'Asthma Attack' poster for their classroom or direct them to our Asthma Friendly Schools Programme if they'd like more information.
- Asthma Action Plans can be downloaded from our website.
- Remember our Asthma Adviceline nurse specialists are always available to give you confidential and tailored advice on 1800 44 54 64.