No break over holiday period for asthma sufferers
FOR many, the year is coming to an end.
But, as many families prepare for holidays and Christmas, families with an asthma sufferer must continue to be on guard.
Asthma Australia CEO Michele Goldman said the beginning of the year was high-risk.
“Routines start to relax at this time of year, but we stress for parents to keep up with their child’s asthma care,” she said.
Between 2015-2016 alone there were 20,309 hospitalisations among children aged 0-14, making up over 50% of all asthma-related hospitalisations during that period.
Asthma Australia, with TerryWhite Chemmart, is launching a 2019 Back to School asthma campaign to help safeguard families and schools during the start of the new school year.
TerryWhite Chemmart CEO Anthony White said all schools will receive a digital asthma information pack including an article to share in their school break-up newsletter.
“We highly recommend teachers access the free training platform before the end of this term to be best prepared for a ‘back to school’ asthma flare-up in their classroom,” Ms Goldman said.