One of School Health’s vendor partners, Katie Tasker, Marketing Communications Project Manager from Briggs Healthcare, wrote this blog to help educate on the use of asthma medication delivery and management devices at school.
Asthma is the number one cause of absence from school for children.1 However, by training health aides and school assistants on the use of peak flow meters and nebulizers you can help keep asthmatic children in school and working to their full potential.
Stand up if possible. Take a deep breath, place the Peak Flow Meter in your mouth and hold horizontally, closing the lips around the mouthpiece, then blow as hard and as fast as you can.
Note the number on the scale indicated by the pointer.
Return the pointer to zero, and repeat the procedure twice more to obtain three readings. Mark the highest of the three readings on your chart.
Twist the nebulizer cover counterclockwise to separate. Add the medication to the cup and reassemble.
Attach one end of the air tube connector to the air stem and the other end to the base of the nebulizer.
Attach the angled mouthpiece to the top of the nebulizer.
Press the power button and begin treatment.
Remove the cover and fill water reservoir with water.
Place medication cup above water reservoir and fill cup with medication. Replace cover.
Attach battery pack to unit.
1Managing Asthma A Guide For Schools
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