British guideline on the management of asthma (SIGN 153)

 In Clinical Guidelines, Pharmacy Information, Regulations and Standards

Asthma is a common condition which requires appropriate management to reduce morbidity. The British Thoracic Society has produced revised guidelines which include new recommendations. These include:

  • Diagnosis and monitoring
  • Supported self-management
  • Non-pharmacological management
  • Pharmacological management
  • Inhaler devices
  • Acute asthma
  • Difficult asthma
  • Asthma in pregnancy
  • Occupational asthma

The guideline is aimed at healthcare professionals who are involved in caring for people with asthma, including GPs, nurses, pharmacists and specialists in respiratory medicine. It also has a wider appeal that incorporates people who suffer from asthma and for anyone who deals with someone who has asthma.

This guideline is supported using a range of other resources, including the NICE Quality Standard on Asthma [QS25].

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