Caring for children with special needs seems to be trending in the Child Care Industry. In fact, caring for children with asthma seems to be in great demand .
Moreover, I believe that if parents know that you accept children with special needs; you will stand out among the facilities that may not market that they care for children with special needs.
Furthermore, parents want to know that you are knowledgeable about their child’s special need and if you care for children with asthma, I want to inspire you to learn all that you need to know about Asthma in Young Children.
I have been caring for kids with Asthma since 1998 and I must say that it is vital that you have an Asthma action plan on file for children in your care with a diagnosis of Asthma. Also, it is important that you talk with parents on a regular basis about how they manage the asthma at home and what you can do to help manage the onset of asthma attacks.
According to the Massachusetts Public Health Guide: Caring For Children with Asthma, “Good asthma management helps children live full healthy lives and stay out of the emergency room. There are four parts to successful asthma management:
1.Monitoring the child’s symptoms (such as breathlessness) so treatment can be provided before an asthma attack occurs.
2.Providing medication as prescribed by the child’s doctor.
3.Removing asthma triggers from the childcare environment.
4. Educating everyone who cares for the child so they understand how to manage the child’s asthma – including recognizing asthma symptoms, identifying and removing triggers,and providing the correct treatment.”
For more information about Caring for children with asthma, download the Massachusetts Guide of Caring for Children with Asthma.
With Quality Care in mind,
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