After checking for any dangers. Ask him to sit down whilst you go and get his blue inhaler.
For a mild case – Place the inhaler into the end of the spacer and assist him to take his medication as per his action plan given by a medical professional. In this case, 1 puff and to take 6 breaths. Repeat if required. His condition should start to improve.
Stay with them and reassure them whilst monitoring their condition. (We will look at a severe attack tomorrow)
Here is a link to Asthma NZ for further information.
Tomorrow – stay tuned for the next question….
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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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