Making a diagnosis of Asthma in Children – ICST

National Welsh Standard

Making a diagnosis of Asthma in Children

The aim of this National Welsh Standard is to equip practitioners to correctly differentiate Asthma from other common causes of wheeze in children. Check out the TV show and tutorials on the diagnosis of asthma in children, before undertaking the assessment.

NICE Quality standards [QS25]:

  1. People aged 5 years and over with suspected asthma have objective tests to support diagnosis.

Tutorials

Not all who wheeze has allergic asthma

Taking a history

What investigations, for which age group?

Trial of therapy

Resources

Consensus statement for FeNO testing in adults in Wales

This group was formed to review the use of FeNO within Wales and designed to represent views from community, primary and secondary care teams.

Asthma & Pre-school Wheeze Management Plan (English)

Management of Acute Asthma and Wheeze in Children aged >2 years old

Assessments

Making a diagnosis of Asthma in Children

45-minute case-based assessment

25 multiple choice questions

80% pass mark (20 out of 25)

Unlimited retakes

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Undertake Assessment

QI Projects

Getting the diagnosis right for patients on the Asthma register

Fixing the Asthma Register (Project ONE of TWO)

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Overview of the project

This is the first of two projects, which involves a review of the Asthma register; identifying patients with the appropriate evidence for their diagnosis in their notes, patients who may have Asthma but need further confirmatory testing, and those who do not have Asthma and should be removed from the register.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 76.3% adult patients and 67.4% children and young adult patients on the Asthma registers have evidence of any tests results that can be used to support their diagnosis.

Getting the diagnosis right for patients on the Asthma register

The Asthma Diagnostic Review (Project TWO of TWO)

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completed

Overview of the project

This is the second of two projects, which involves inviting patients in for a review of the Asthma diagnosis if they don’t have any record of any diagnostic tests.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 76.3% adult patients and 67.4% children and young adult patients on the Asthma registers have evidence of any tests results that can be used to support their diagnosis.

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