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ASTHMA ATTACK

 

ASTHMA ATTACK

A student with asthma/wheezing may have breathing difficulties which may include:

  • Uncontrollable coughing
  • Wheezing-a high pitch sound during breathing out
  • Rapid breathing
  • Flaring (widening) of nostrils
  • Feeling of tightness in the chest
  • Not able to speak in full sentence
  • Increased use of stomach and chest muscle during breathing

 

*****IF BREATHING DIFFICULTY DEVELOPED RAPIDLY AND / OR IF LIPS, TONGUE, OR NAIL BEDS TURNING BLUE CALL EMS 911*****

  1. Contact School Office/School Nurse
  2. Trained personnel should administer inhaler/nebulizer if prescribed (some students may carry own inhaler and can self-administer). If the inhaler is not available, contact parent/guardian immediately
  3. Remain calm and encourage student to sit quietly, breath slowly and deeply in through the nose, out thru the mouth
  4. Monitor and remain with student
  5. CALL 911 and notify parents if no improvement in 15 minutes or if condition worsens

NEVER LEAVE STUDENT ALONE