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Starter Describe what happens to a person when they have an asthma attack.
Asthma By the end of this session you will be able to: • recognise an asthma attack • respond appropriately when someone is • having an asthma attack.
Asthma attack What you will see: • difficulty in breathing • wheezing • difficulty speaking • distress and anxiety.
Asthma attack What you should do: • reassure the casualty • help the casualty use their reliever inhaler • tell the casualty to breathe deeply and slowly • allow the casualty to sit in a comfortable position.
Plenary Now that you have learnt about asthma, answer this question again: • Describe what happens to a person when they have an asthma attack.