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What is the green zone of an asthma action plan and what is involved?

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An asthma action plan is a guide for how to handle your child’s asthma flare. A green zone means your child:

A green zone means your child can carry on with regular activities. Just keep up their regular medication.

  • Is breathing easy
  • Isn't coughing or wheezing
  • Can do regular activities
  • Sleeps through the night without coughing

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Asthma Action Plan."

Children's Health Network: "Peak Flow Meter."

Nemours Foundation: "What's an Asthma Action Plan?" "What's a Peak Flow Meter?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Asthma Action Plan."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Asthma Action Plan."

Children's Health Network: "Peak Flow Meter."

Nemours Foundation: "What's an Asthma Action Plan?" "What's a Peak Flow Meter?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Asthma Action Plan."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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