asthma attack

How To Treat An Asthma Attack


Severe Asthma is a potentially life threatening medical emergency. Call an Ambulance Immediately


Asthma Signs and Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest Tightness
  • Short of breath


Severe Asthma Attack Signs and Symptoms

  • A rapid worsening of symptoms
  • Persistent shortness of breath
  • The inability to speak in full sentences
  • Breathlessness even while lying down
  • Chest that feels closed
  • Bluish tint to the lips
  • Agitation, confusion, or an inability to concentrate
  • Hunched shoulders and strained abdominal muscles



asthma attack reliever

Asthma Reliever


Unconscious Patient



Conscious Patient

Help the patient into a comfortable position
• Give comfort and reassurance
• Give 4 puffs of a Blue/Grey reliever
• After 4 minutes if there is no improvement give 4 more puffs
• If there is still no improvement call an ambulance immediately
• Keep giving 4 puffs every 4 minutes until the ambulance arrives