Asthma (Responder) Scenario

You are on a volunteer shift as a first responder when you are allocated to a 26-year-old male with breathing difficulty. The address is only a short drive away, and control inform you that an Ambulance with Paramedic support is 10 minutes away.

You arrive on scene and are ushered into the property by a concerned family member. You are taken to the kitchen where you see the patient. He is in a tripod position, looking very tired, with a blue tinge around his mouth. The family member explains he has asthma, and it has been bad for a few days. Today it has rapidly got worse and now the patient is struggling to breathe.