Less than 30% patients have Personalised Asthma Action Plan (PAAP). Monitoring of inhaler prescribing allows practitioners to identify patients who have poorly controlled asthma; every patient should be collecting at least 12 preventer inhalers per year and more than 12 reliever inhaler prescribing per year suggest poor control. In this National Welsh Standard, we explore the Long-term management of Asthma according to the All-Wales Adult Asthma Management Guideline.
The All-Wales Adult Asthma Diagnostic guideline is a simple, one-page guideline, providing specific guidance for anyone making a diagnosis of Asthma across Wales. It standardises the diagnostic process, and provides a consistent approach to care in Wales.
In this TV show, Dr Katie Pink, the National Asthma Clinical Lead and Consultant Respiratory Physician, explores the problem further and introduces the Guideline.