Would you know what do to if a child in your care had an asthma attack?

The Asthma Society of Ireland share the exact steps you should take for children under 6 year old...

The Asthma Society of Ireland's latest research has found only 7% of asthmatics know all the symptoms of an asthma attack. According to their latest campaign one person dies a week here in Ireland as a result of their asthma, 90% of these deaths are preventable. 
Research by the Asthma Society of Ireland also shows:
  • 27% of asthmatics do not consider daily use of their reliever as an indication that they are at risk of an attack
  • Less than 5% of asthmatics know they must see a health care professional if they using their reliever inhaler more than twice a week
  • Almost half of who suffer from asthma would not see a health care professional after having an attack
  • In Ireland someone visits and Emergency Department with asthma every 26 minutes 
  • 20% of asthmatics do not know that exposure to known triggers is putting themselves at risk of an attack
  • 470,000 Irish people have asthma, including one in five children
  • A staggering one in five asthmatics only know it is safe to have 10 puffs of their reliever inhaler during an attack
Check out their latest video were they share the exact steps you should take for children under 6 year old if they are having an asthma attack:


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