Yates, Julia (2022) Implementing a protocol for remote asthma reviews in primary care. Journal of Academic Development and Education Special Edition (Advanced Clinical Practice Edition). ISSN 2051-3593

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Abstract

Asthma affects over 5 million people in the United Kingdom (British Lung Foundation, BLF, 2021), with evidence suggesting that poor management is a contributing factor to a majority of asthma related morbidity (British Thoracic Society, BTS, 2019). It is recommended that asthma reviews in Primary Care should be conducted at least annually, with personalised treatment tailored to the patient's needs (Royal College of Physicians, 2014) and take the opportunity to reinforce good inhaler technique and trigger avoidance (BTS, 2019). Historically, asthma reviews have been face-to-face appointments, however, following the impact of the global pandemic, SARS-Cov-2; it is common for such reviews to be missed potentially leaving patients at risk. This paper explores the use of remote consultations for asthma reviews, with focus on a protocol to support this type of review in a primary care setting, ensuring patient safety is paramount.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by arrangement of the JADE editorial team.
Uncontrolled Keywords: asthma, asthma management, morbidity, primary care
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 09:45
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2022 10:34
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/11507

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