What to do next when you call an ambulance for your child
24
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


If you have got somebody else in the
house with you, you can ask them to call an ambulance while you administer some
more puffs of blue to your child. So you can give on this occasion up to 10 puffs of the blue inhaler and again through the spacer, one puff at a time, leaving 30 to 60 seconds between each puff. In the meantime, if you’re really not quite
sure what to do and which direction to go in, you can call us here at Asthma UK and speak to one of the nurses on the Helpline. Or if it’s out of hours, you can
call 111 and they are available 24 hours, seven days a week. If you have got to the stage where you’ve called the ambulance and you’re waiting for the
ambulance, and you’ve done your 10 puffs of blue for your child, and you’re still
not quite happy with how your child’s looking, you can repeat 10 puffs in the
same way as I mentioned before. Or alternatively, if you’ve still got the
999 call handler on the telephone they should give you some further advice
as to what to do.


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