First Aid for Patients with Asthma

Asthma occurs due to inflammation of the airways due to too responsive to a stimulus. As a result, the airways become narrow and exacerbated by mucus. Patients will find it difficult to breathe, especially when exhaling.

Asthma can be caused by allergies and psychological pressure. The signs are visible difficulty breathing with periods of long exhale. Sometimes accompanied by wheezing when you exhale, anxious, pale skin and blue, and if left unchecked can lead to fainting.

According to Stanley M. Zildo as quoted from his book 'First Aid, How to Properly Handling First Aid and Emergency', requiring immediate treatment because asthma can be dangerous.

The steps that can be done include:

1. Reassure the patient

2. Help patient to sit and rest

3. Help patient get or find a cure

4. Let patient use their own inhaler

5. Avoid sources of allergy sufferers

6. If it is a first attack or seen a prolonged, immediately take medical services

7. If unconscious, immediately take it to the medical service

8. Do not force the patient to sleep on her back because sit position is more comfortable

9. Do not ask many questions in patient, because usually it is difficult to speak


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