Asthma Part III

Engagement Description

Summary

The asthma action plan is required to be on file for all students with asthma.  It contains 3 zones.  The green zone is when the child is doing well and contains their controller medications, if any.  The yellow zone is when they are starting to have trouble breathing and contains rescue medications.  The red zone is when things have gotten worse and contains rescue medications and discussing the next step in treatment- the doctors office, the ER, or calling 911.  Use it to tell you what medication to use when and do not change or stop medications without taking to your physician first.

Learning Objectives

  1. Know what the asthma action plan is used for
  2. Learn what a child having an asthma exacerbation looks like
  3. Understand the green zone is for chronic medication and that changes should not be made to this without taking to your pediatrician
  4. Learn what the child in the yellow zone looks like and what to do to help them
  5. Realize how serious the red zone is and what to do when entered
  6. Understand how important it is for someone with asthma to use their medication as directed

About the Authors

Carolyn Weber, MD

Carolyn Weber, MD

Dr. Carolyn Weber is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 1996 she graduated from Haverford College where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in biology. In 2001 she earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Weber completed her pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University in 2004 and joined Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics in 2005.

Jason Weber, MD

Jason Weber, MD

Dr. Weber is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 1997 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in biology and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2001 he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he received the Reinhart Award in Pediatrics and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Weber completed his pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University and joined Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics in 2004. He has been recognized as a Top Physician by South Jersey Magazine.

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