Asthma is the most common chronic condition, affecting one in eleven children. On average, there are two children with asthma in every classroom in the UK. There are over 25,000 emergency hospital admissions for asthma among children a year in the UK.
From 1st October 2014 the Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 will allow
schools to buy salbutamol inhalers, without a prescription, for use in emergencies.
Our Nurses are able to educate teachers in recognising asthma attacks (and distinguishing them from other conditions with similar symptoms). Help to recognising when emergency action is necessary and how to administer salbutamol inhalers through a spacer.
We are able to provide guidance on arrangements for the supply, storage, care and disposal of the inhaler, alongside helping schools to develop/update their asthma policy and ensure that schools have an emergency asthma inhaler kit.