British guideline on the management of asthma (SIGN 153)
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].