Be prepared for an unexpected asthma flare-up with an Asthma Emergency Kit.
Both kits contain:
2 La Petite small volume plastic spacers
Spacer name stickers
The Asthma Emergency Kit for Under 5’s also includes 2 spacer masks, suitable for children under 5 years.
Spare spacers and masks should always be available to restock the Asthma Emergency Kit, as the Asthma Foundation WA recommends that all spacers should be used by one person only. This means that once a spacer has been used, it should be given to the person who used it, or thrown away. They should not be washed and reused for another person. This recommendation is based on NHMRC Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010) which advises that medical devices that come into contact with mucous membranes or nonintact skin should be single use or sterilised after use. While the risk of transmission of infection is small, first aiders must always follow infection control instructions.