Conditions that cause breathing irregularities

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Conditions that impact breathing may require specialized equipment such as inhalers, nebulizers, respirators and other dedicated systems. While it is most likely that the child’s caregiver will provide a majority of the assistance for each technology, it would be prudent to familiarize yourself with any specific devices operation so that you can provide additional or in certain instances first response support.

Environmentally, there are conditions that can exacerbate breathing conditions. If you know a child has breathing conditions in advance, and have communicated the particulars with their caregiver, then you can ensure the environment allows for a reduced likelihood of events such as asthmatic episodes. Your gaming environment should take place in a well-ventilated environment, free of smoke. Limit food consumption in the area to additionally help prevent allergic responses, while at the same time reducing the likelihood of pests. Additionally, limit the use of perfumes or other harsh/strong smelling odors that may occur. It may additionally require the use of either a humidifier or dehumidifier to normalize humidity within your environment, based on the preferences of the caregiver.

Reduce clutter as much as possible, and if potentially switch to digital copies of material to reduce the glut of papers that might trigger incidents. It may be preferable to relocate to an environment that has already been approved and designated as preferable to the specific child.

Finally, it is recommended to familiarize yourself with response requirements to varying responses the child may experience, upto and including incidents that require you to reach out to emergency service.