First aid emergency: What to do when an asthma attack occurs

on Tuesday, 29 March 2016. Posted in Blog, First Aid, First Aid Emergencies

Taking action in an asthma attack

Asthma attacks can happen at any time

Asthma attacks happen every day, and in the UK someone has a serious asthma attack every ten seconds.

Attacks can be overwhelming and frightening, not only for the sufferer but those around them trying to help. Fast and calm action in this type of medical emergency is the best way to look after the sufferer and ensure they recover quickly.

It can be easy to panic when someone you’re with has an asthma attack but focus on staying calm.

Our infographic has all the information you’ll need to help someone suffering from an asthma attack, from spotting the symptoms to taking action and getting them the right help they need. Follow the clear and easy steps to help you feel confident enough to handle the situation effectively.

For more information or to decide on whether to study first aid further, contact imperative training via their website or call 0845 071 0820.