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….. Encourage the person to continue using their reliever medication until help arrives. M stands for Monitor if an improvement is seen in the person’s condition, monitor them for ongoing changes and repeat the reliever medication cycle as required. A stands for all OK A person is only ever OK when they are free from wheezing, coughing and breathlessness. If their condition deteriorates again, repeat the treatment outlined above and encourage them to rest. A person should always consult their doctor following an asthma attack.

When assessing the severity of an asthma attack, the following can be used as a guide

  • Mild – shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and has chest tightness.
  • Moderate – a loud wheeze may be heard, breathing difficulty seen, and the person can only speak in short sentences.
  • Severe – the person is distressed, gasping for breath, and having difficulty speaking more than two words at a time. The person becomes blue around the lips. 

Please note: A severe asthma attack may develop very quickly; however, it can develop over several days.

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