Asthma First Aid

(Accredited by Asthma SA)

Course Date & Location:

On Request

Duration:

1 hour

Target group:

Those who require asthma first aid training to prepare them to recognise and manage a serious asthma emergency until the arrival of a qualified person or an ambulance.

Aim:

To develop the competencies associated with Asthma First Aid

Objectives:

On successful completion of the one-hour course, participants will be able to:

  • list the triggers for an asthma attack
  • recognise the symptoms and signs and severity of an asthma attack
  • outline the physiological changes which occur during an asthma attack
  • demonstrate the ability to assess an asthma attack and arrange for appropriate medical assistance
  • outline the management of a victim of Exercise Induced Asthma (EIA)
  • describe the types of asthma medications that may be prescribed by the treating doctor to prevent and relieve an asthma attack
  • respond to and manage an asthma attack victim with competent Asthma First Aid including use of spacer devices and an asthma first aid kit

Methodology:

The use of various instructional techniques supported by various audiovisual aids.

Assessment:

Competency based with practical and theoretical assessments.

Course award:

Participants who demonstrate competence in the required practical components will receive an Asthma First Aid certificate.

Course Standards:

The course has been accredited by Asthma SA and complies with the Guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council & the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand.