Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes symptoms like shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. Asthma causes inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, which leads to limited airflow and difficulty breathing.
There is currently no cure for asthma, but with proper treatment, it can be managed.
HCDSB Asthma Protocol
The HCDSB Asthma Protocol outlines the procedures for school administrators and staff to follow in managing and providing emergency treatment for students diagnosed by a physician with asthma.
Asthma Information Package for Parents
The Asthma Information Package provides parents with information on the commitment to your child’s health at the school level, and the shared responsibility of the Board, school staff, and your family to meet the health needs of your child. Parents are asked to read the package carefully for more information and to follow up with your child’s school to complete all necessary documents and treatment forms.