In September, children’s wards and Emergency departments always see huge numbers of children attending due to an asthma attack or exacerbation in the first few weeks back in school. Many of these admissions can be avoided if simple steps are taken.
- Making sure there is enough, in date reliever inhaler to use when feeling wheezy or tight chested
- Knowing how to use inhalers properly.
- Having a review with GP/Asthma nurse for an up to date Action plan
- Using preventer inhalers daily.