Asthma Action Plans

Steps to Preventing Asthma

An asthma action plan is a written, individualized worksheet that shows patients and caretakers the steps to take to prevent asthma symptoms from getting worse. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3 Guidelines) recommend that health care providers caring for patients with asthma work with them to develop an asthma action plan.

Visit the American Lung Association website on Asthma Action Plans to find out more information and to access sample plans that meet the national standards.