Supporting School Principals Through A Return To School
If the number of calls Asthma NZ has received from concerned parents is anything to go by, one can only imagine the volume of calls you and your team are fielding as this time. There is no mistaking just how challenging this time is for you, many of you have been being put into positions that you never thought possible.
The information is off the back of the calls we are receiving from parents. Please feel free to use it how you need to, and if there is any way we can support you to manage asthma in your school, please contact us.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL NURSES / FIRST AIDERS
We have put together a source of information that will help school nurses, first aiders within school and teachers also look after their own and the health of a child whilst in school who have a respiratory condition. We are here also to help any staff member either via email, telephone or a in school visit Click here.
COVID 19 POSITIVE? - CARING FOR A CHILD AT HOME
We have put together a source of information that will help parents prepare how they look after a child at home if they do contract COVID 19. Click here.
COVID 19 POSITIVE? - CARING FOR ADULTS AT HOME
Teachers may require time of at home to recover from COVID 19. Here is a useful resource on what to do. Click here.
SCHOOLS ARE ASKED NOT TO CARRY OUT PEAK FLOW TESTS IN THE SCHOOL CLINIC DURING A PANDEMIC
Due to the risk of transmission of COVID 19, we would recommend that peak flow tests are not carried out at school due to potential risk of aerosol spread of Covid 19. Students should arrange to have a peak flow test at home and provide those results to you. Peak flows can be obtained from their GP or by contacting Asthma NZ.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
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