…..between a health professional and the person with asthma. Plans are reviewed, managed and maintained during future consultations. They often include treatment protocols specific to each individual. These should be followed over and above generic first aid guidelines. It would be applicable in settings such as workplaces where this information is shared with colleagues, HR Departments or site medics. In childcare establishments and schools, the same would apply. The plan is agreed upon with each organisation and followed in the event of the person’s condition occurring.
Health Navigator New Zealand maintains that “Using an asthma action plan that meets your individual needs has been found to:
- reduce absences from work or school
- reduce hospital admissions
- reduce emergency visits to general practice
- reduce reliever medication use
- improve lung function.
There is some excellent ideas and resources including sample plans to be found at the following links Asthma in adults and Asthma in Children.
PLEASE NOTE: A severe asthma attack may develop very quickly; however, it can develop over several days.
Support help and advice is available from the awesome people at Asthma New Zealand
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.