Dimensions: 200 mm (W) x 200 mm (H)
This signage details the First Aid steps to take when a person is having an Asthma attack. Waterproof and ideal for outdoor usage, this sign can be displayed in the playground to ensure a quick action plan. **Also available as a poster**
Common signs that a child is having an episode of asthma are:
- Breathing problems – your child might be out of breath at rest, feel tightness in the chest, have to work hard to breathe, or be unable to complete full sentences due to feeling out of breath. They might seem to be lacking energy.
- Wheezing – when your child’s breathing sounds like whistles.
- Coughing – this usually happens at night or early hours of the morning; when the weather is cool; and during exercise. Cough alone does not mean asthma.
Asthma triggers: Things that may induce asthma symptoms, for example, pollens, colds/viruses, dust mites, smoke and exercise. Asthma triggers will vary from child to child.
This resource aims to support Quality Area 2.