What to do in an emergency
Signs of an emergency1
You’re extremely short of breath
Your reliever medication isn’t helping
You’ve got chest pain
You’ve got a high fever
You’re panicking or getting tired because of your breathlessness
If you’re not sure if it’s an emergency, call your GP surgery.
In an emergency, go to A&E or call 999.
Approval code: RESP-IE-NP-00100
Date of preparation: November 2020
- MRC Dyspnoea scale/MRC Breathlessness scale. Medical Research Council. Available at: https://mrc.ukri.org/research/facilities-and-resources-for-researchers/mrc-scales/mrc-dyspnoea-scale-mrc-breathlessness-scale/ Last accessed: November 2020.