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Asthma Awareness


Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK which means there are about 1 in 5 households with someone living with the condition and of this 1.1 million are children and 4.3 million are adults. Asthma prevalence is thought to have plateaued since the late 1990s, although the UK still has some of the highest rates in Europe and on average 3 people a day die from asthma. There were 1,143 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2010 (16 of these were children aged 14 and under). 

An estimated 75% of hospital admissions for asthma are avoidable and as many as 90% of the deaths from asthma are preventable, so the need for training is important if you are caring for someone with Asthma or if you have the condition yourself.

  • Childcare workers
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Sports trainers
  • Schools
  • What is Asthma
  • Who is affected
  • What are the triggers
  • Treatment methods
  • Delivering medications
  • Emergency care
  • Reporting and records
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Asthma UK - Astma Plan for Children
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos