No break over hol­i­day pe­riod for asthma suf­fer­ers

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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