Sit the person upright and reassure.
Treat with 1 puff of blue reliever or equivalent inhaler, to 6 breaths until 6 puffs have been given. Medication given through a spacer is recommended.
Call 111 if the asthma attack is severe or the person is frightened.
Continue to monitor and if no improvement after 6 minutes repeat as above until ambulance arrives.
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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.
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