FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Emergency First Responder (RQF) FROS® - Online Blended Part 1

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Asthma: Symptoms, Treatment, and First Aid

Understanding Asthma

Learn about the common yet often underestimated life-threatening condition.

  • Asthma Basics: Explore the intermittent, reversible airway obstructions characterizing asthma.
  • Airway Impact: Understand how asthma affects the airways and triggers.
  • Severity Spectrum: Discover the varying levels of asthma, from mild to fatal.
  • Asthma Statistics: Get insights into the prevalence and impact of asthma in the UK.

Recognizing Asthma Attacks

Identify the signs and symptoms of asthma attacks, from moderate to life-threatening.

  • Moderate Attack: Understand symptoms like breathing difficulties, coughing, and anxiety.
  • Severe Attack: Learn about the need for professional help, nebulisers, and steroids.
  • Life-Threatening Signs: Recognize indicators like altered consciousness, cyanosis, and more.
  • Immediate Action: Know the importance of calling EMS when severe symptoms arise.

Managing Asthma

Discover how asthma sufferers can effectively manage their condition and the role of medication.

  • Asthma Medications: Learn about preventive and treatment inhalers.
  • Inhaler Usage: Understand how to correctly use an inhaler.
  • Support During an Attack: Provide reassurance and assistance during an asthma attack.
  • First-Time Attack: Recognize when a first-time asthma attack requires immediate medical attention.
  • First Aid Guidelines: Follow first aid steps suitable for both adults and children.

Informing Parents and Recording

Ensure proper communication and documentation when dealing with a child's asthma attack.

  • Parental Notification: Inform parents if a child experiences an asthma attack under your care.
  • Record Keeping: Document asthma cases in an accident book, especially in a work setting.
Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit four LO7.1, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4