Use of Emergency Inhaler in School

Use of Emergency Inhaler in Schools              1 hour                                               

On the 1st October 2014 schools were allowed in Wales and England to purchase an emergency inhaler and spacers to form an emergency kit within their school to help respond to asthma attacks in school.  Someone dies from asthma every 7 hours in the UK. The guidance highlights the importance of this training.

Course content:

  • recognising asthma attacks (and distinguishing them from other conditions with similar symptoms)
  • responding appropriately to a request for help from another member of staff
  • recognising when emergency action is necessary
  • administering emergency inhalers through a spacer
  • making appropriate records of asthma attacks
  • implementing and following this guidance document

Guidance document for Wales by the Welsh Government, Guidance on the use of emergency salbutamol inhalers in schools in Wales

Guidance document for England by the Department of Health, Emergency asthma inhalers for use in schools