Since 2012 The Department of Health has allowed the use of an emergency Salbutamol inhaler in schools for students suffering from asthma. From October 2017 they have also allowed the use of an emergency Adreneline Auto-injector (AAI), this is great news for schools and students as it means life saving medication can be administered by school staff to known sufferers.

This awareness workshop is designed to develop skills and confidence for school staff in the use of inhalers and AAI. It is vitally important that staff have the knowledge to be able to recognise the early signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis or asthma and also have the skills and confidence to be able to effectively assist or administer life saving medication.

It is recommended that all participants hold a current level 3 first aid at work or level 3 paediatric first aid certificate before completing this awareness workshop.

This 3 hour session includes;

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  • Asthma - What it is
  • Triggers
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Treatment including the use of Salbutamol inhalers with spacer
     
  • Anaphylaxis - What it is
  • Triggers
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Treatment including the use of AAI
  • Primary survey
  • CPR

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