PCRS pragmatic guide to poorly controlled and severe asthmaPosted on: 26 Sep 2019
PCRS has published a new pragmatic guide to help healthcare professionals, including community pharmacists, identify the triggers for referral for specialist care for people with poorly controlled and severe asthma. It follows findings in a new Asthma UK report that four in five people in England at risk of asthma attacks are failing to get lifesaving care.
The guide explains when clinicians should refer asthma patients for specialist review and explores relevant guidelines. It also explains how to deal with the patient who does not come to the clinic. In addition to this, it sets how to identify rescue SABA overuse as an indicator of poor control and how to educate patients to monitor their symptoms and recognise poor control.
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