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The first aids for asthma
Preliminary procedures for first aid for asthma attack:
- Does the patient suffer from asthma attacks or a chronic obstruction of the respiratory system?
- Does the patient was suffering from similar attacks before or complaining of heart diseases?
- Are the previous attacks have the same symptoms?
- Is there any pain in the chest?
Evaluation of an asthma attack:
- Check the general condition of the patient.
- Evaluating the vital signs (pulse – pressure – breathing – temperature).
- Note whether there is wheezing when breathing – and tightness in the chest or difficulty in breathing.
- Hearing the sound of the lung when breathing, if possible.
- You must differentiate between the problems related to breathing and those related to the heart.
- Shortness of breath symptoms includes stumbling in speech ( stammering ), sweating and not to sleep unless in sitting position.
The protocols of the first aid for Asthma attack.
- Calming the patient.
- Helping the patient with medication when he needs it.
- Measuring the vital signs.
- Giving him fluids.
- Giving him oxygen.
Resorting to the doctor.
We are resorting to the doctor immediately when:
- Severe asthma attack.
- Happening of shortness of breath and wheezing in the chest with the patient who does not suffer from asthma.
- Shortness of breath with pain in the chest.
- Instability of the patient’s condition.
- If the oxygen has been used.
- Anyone who suffers from asthma and did not respond to the treatment.