Asthma in your Mate - Free program

Asthma in your mate is design to teach school students of all ages the importance of being asthma aware and how they can help a mate, family member or a team member having an asthma flare-up/attack, whether it be at school, park, home or sporting field.

What's covered in the presentation?

  • Asthma in Australia: 1 in 9, can occur at any age, no cure, serous condition, death rate (depending on age of students)
  • Famous people with asthma: not letting asthma stop us! Stressing the importance of managing asthma to achieve.
  • What is asthma? use of airways models
  • Signs & symptoms: identifying asthma in -yourself, family member or mate
  • Medications: stress the importance of the reliever medication (blue/grey puffer)
  • Puffer & spacer: how and why we use a spacer.

Asthma triggers

  • cold/flu -how we can stop the spread of germs at school
  • exercise
  • other triggers

Who should attend?

All school students should attend.

  • Primary Students
  • Middle School Students
  • High School Students

Who should attend?

Asthma Emergency Role Play

  • Asthma Emergency Kit (ask if they know were the AEK are kept)
  • How we recognise an asthma flare-up? (role play)
  • What puffer do we use in an emergency?
  • Steps of asthma first aid -who do we tell (teacher/grown up)
  • leaving the person alone
  • Calling 000 - what we need to tell the ambulance (asthma attack, address etc)

  • All students will receive an Asthma In Your Mate certificate

AFNT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we meet and conduct our services, respecting language and culture and elders past and present.

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