CPR Training Sonoma County

Asthma & The Use of Inhalers!

April 1, 2018

From: Allen James

Some folks have read my January newsletter and have planned their CPR/First Aid training during the first quarter of 2018. Bravo to them! However, some of you may have forgotten the 2 year cycle of your CPR/First Aid training certifications. Are you due this year? Let’s NOT have any last minute calendar surprises. We still have dates open for 2018, so call or email with any date requests or questions you may have.

Remember, we have quality instruction with a focus on orchestrating learning that includes a process on how to ”think” about an emergency and then providing a “tool box” of CPR and First Aid skills. This training prepares your employees to respond to both corporate and individual emergencies and enables them to prepare their families for natural disasters. What a wonderful benefit to pass on to your employees’ families.


Many people have asthma and use inhalers. You may know family, friends and others that use inhalers. So, here is the question: Do they know what to do after its use? Do you? If you have been in one of my First Aid classes, you would know. What I have found is that doctors, dentists and pharmacists are omitting. I had a dental technician tell me this subject is a question on their CA State licensing exam. So, here it is:

  • After use, wash the mouth out with water. Half of the medication goes into the lungs and half powders out in the mouth. There can be side-effects.

  • After use and mouth wash, brush teeth as soon as possible to get the steroid off the tooth enamel. The steroid will break down the enamel and cause tooth decay.

  • After using a nebulizer, brush teeth to remove the steroid. There will be no powder from the nebulizer.

Please take the time to confirm the above particulars with your doctor, dentist and pharmacist.

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