Recognition and management of asthma in children and young people

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Qualified Nurses, Students

Authors

Jenny Pinfield, Programme lead for pre-registration nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England.
Kerry Gaskin, Senior lecturer in children’s nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England.
Jackie Bentley, Senior lecturer in child health, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England.
Jo Rouse, Head of academic unit of applied professional studies, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England.


Short description

Learn how to incorporate UK clinical guidelines on the recognition and management of asthma into your practice, and so improve outcomes for children and young people.


Detailed description

Asthma is a common childhood disorder that has global significance. Developing an understanding of the aetiology, effects, diagnosis and management of the disorder enables healthcare practitioners to reduce the physical, psychological and social effects of asthma on children, families and healthcare systems. This learning module refers to the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and British Thoracic Society guideline on the management of asthma, and enables the reader to incorporate this guidance into their practice.

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