Asthma is a condition that affects and inflames
the airways, particularly the lungs making it difficult to manage normal breathing.
Many children may have some form of Asthma
the condition can develop to become a major
medical problem, some children's Asthma will
disappear as they get older.
What is important is to establish what causes the attacks " What is the trigger" and there are many.
By understanding the triggers the paediatric first aider can create a care plan of prevention. This is the first line of defence, however this first line can be breached.
Asthma recognition is easy, if you know your child has the condition, what about if they are developing Asthma or its their first serious attack?
Look out for the following:
Now we have looked at some of the causes and recognition features of Asthma, We now need to look at how to manage Asthma. The most important issue is a good care plan for a child we will look at care plans and management in the next page