Controlling a child’s asthma on a daily basis is crucial for their health and well-being.

According to Asthma UK, over 1.1 million children in the UK are being treated for Asthma. That’s 1 in 11 children, meaning that the average primary school class could contain 3 Asthmatic children. With that said, there has never been a better time for people working with children to undergo training that is required to prevent Asthma attacks from happening, be it in schools or elsewhere.

This online Asthma Training for Schools & Carers course has been written for people who care for children with asthma, particularly those who work in schools.

It covers the responsibilities of school staff and management. It looks at asthma triggers and symptoms, medication, school trips, exams, emotional support, and what to do in an emergency such as an asthma attack.

Asthma Training for Schools & Carers Course Contents

1. What is Asthma?

In this section we discuss the causes, diagnosis and effects of asthma. We also explain how important a child’s “asthma records” are. These documents include an Individual Healthcare Plan, an Asthma Action Plan, and a School Asthma Card.

2. Triggers and Symptoms of Asthma

This section covers asthma triggers and symptoms. It explains the difference between allergic and non-allergic triggers and how to avoid them. It also explains the common asthma symptoms and how to recognise them.

3. Medication

Here, we discuss the common types of medication that are used by different age groups at school, including inhalers, spacers and nebulisers. We discuss how and when to use them, as well as how to store and clean them.

4. Asthma Attacks

Asthma attacks must be prevented in order to keep children with asthma safe. This section is a comprehensive guide to what an asthma attack is, how to recognise one, and the emergency procedure that needs to be followed if a child is having an attack.

5. School Responsibilities

Our final section explains the responsibilities of school management and staff. We discuss school policies, school trips, exams, exercise and the importance of emotional support.

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Duration: 50 Minutes

Get in touch on 01206 363710 or info@helmsmanservices.co.uk to request a free trial.

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