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Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children which can be upsetting and life threatening Therefore prevention and long- term treatment is vital in order to prevent asthma attacks The therapy involves triggers identification and an asthma action plan AAP However this essay will be more on Jo who has been brought to the emergency department by her mother due to an acute exacerbation of asthma and on her discharge an AAP has to be considered and also the factors that needs to be put in place when developing the AAP Furthermore because of Jos chronic condition she is experiencing bullying at school as she stated one of the boys in her class teases her when she is using her salbutamol inhaler and this makes her feels like she is different Therefore more information will be given on how this bullying behaviour may impact on Jos health status and what are the education that may be needed for Jo and her family to reduce the impact of Jos asthma on her day-to-day lifeAsthma is a common medical condition which affects the small airways of the lung In Australia asthma in children is very common and the prevalence data is high compared to other countries The estimates prevalence data in children with asthma range between 14 to 16 The estimated survey between children 0 to 17 years old the prevalence of asthma is 14 Asthma in Australia 2005p 12-14 wwwaihwgovaucdiindexcfmAsthma is a major cause of hospitalisation and frequent visit to the Emergency Department ED in children According to Dean et al 2010p542-543 uncontrolled asthma is associated with a reduction in the quantity and quality of sleep due to asthma symptoms during the night which can be an important adverse outcome of the illness and is regarded as a marker of the disease control Poor quality sleep can also impact on school attendance and performance In Dean et al 2010 p542-543 uncontrolled asthma has a
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