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Part 4 - 'Right drug, at the right dose using the right device'

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Deirdre Siddaway, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, shares advice and guidance on assessing patients with asthma. Part 4 of 6.

Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Deirdre Siddaway, explains how to provide a quality, structured asthma review. This week we’re discussing medication use in asthma and how to provide the right drug, at the right dose using the right device.

 

References:

Education for Health (2013) Simply Asthma. A Practical Pocket Book. 12th ed

BTS/SIGN British Guideline on the Management of Asthma (2014)

Royal College of Physicians (2014) National Review of Asthma Deaths: Why asthma still kills: the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) Confidential Enquiry report. London: RCP

PCRS-UK Practice Improvement Worksheet: Post-acute asthma care bundle

 

Next week

Part 5 of 6 - Stepping down treatment: do we always consider doing it?

Due out 17 February 2015

 

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