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  • An asthma attack can become an emergency, needing first aid and urgent medical attention.
  • If you take quick action, you can reduce the risk of an asthma emergency.
  • If you or a family member has asthma, be sure to prepare an Asthma Action Plan with the help of your doctor.
  • In an asthma emergency, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.
  • During an asthma attack or emergency, follow your Asthma Action Plan or the asthma first aid steps. 

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Reviewed on: 17-04-2019