National Welsh Standard

Management of Paediatric Asthma in the Community

The aim of this National Welsh Standard is to explore some of the complexities of managing paediatric asthma in the community, and ensure that every patient with poorly controlled asthma is identified and measures are put in place to regain control of their asthma. Check out the TV show and tutorials on the diagnosis of the management of paediatric asthma, before undertaking the assessment.

NICE Quality standards [QS25]:

  1. People aged 5 years and over with asthma discuss and agree a written personalised action plan.
  2. People with asthma have their asthma control monitored at every asthma review.
  3. People who receive treatment in an emergency care setting for an asthma attack are followed up by their GP within 2 working days of discharge.
  4. People with suspected severe asthma are referred to a specialist multidisciplinary severe asthma service.

Tutorials

Assessing Control of Paediatric Asthma

Tests to do today

The Good Care Bundle

Sub-tutorials

Introducing the NHS Wales HealthHub apps

Where to find the NHS Wales Healthhub Apps?

Getting started with the NHS Wales Healthhub Apps

Resources

Asthmahub for Parents: website

A free self management App developed by the experts from NHS Wales, to signpost parents of children with Asthma.

Asthma & Pre-school Wheeze Management Plan (English)

Asthma & Pre-school Wheeze Management Plan (Welsh)

Assessments

Management of Paediatric Asthma in the Community

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

Personalised Asthma Action Plan

Promote the Asthmahub Apps (Project ONE of TWO)

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Overview of the project

This is the first of two projects, which involves targeting all patients on the Asthma register and letting them know about the digital resources available that will provide them with a digital Personalised Asthma Action Plan.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 16.1% 1-5 year olds, 24.3% 6-18 years olds, and 25.9% adults have any record of a personalised Asthma Action Plan in their records. If a patient has a personalised asthma action plan, they are four times less likely to be admitted to hospital with an asthma attack.

Personalised Asthma Action Plan

The Asthma Annual Review (Project TWO of TWO)

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completed

Overview of the project

This is the second of two projects, which involves reviewing a patient’s Personalised Asthma Action Plan during their next Asthma Review.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 16.1% 1-5 year olds, 24.3% 6-18 years olds, and 25.9% adults have any record of a personalised Asthma Action Plan in their records. If a patient has a personalised asthma action plan, they are four times less likely to be admitted to hospital with an asthma attack.

Inhaler Technique Check

Promote the Healthhub apps (Project ONE of TWO)

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completed

Overview of the project

This is the first of two projects, which involves targeting all patients on the Asthma and COPD registers and letting them know about the digital resources available which demonstrate correct inhaler technique.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 44.4% patients on the COPD and Asthma registers have had their inhaler technique checked.

Inhaler Technique Check

The Asthma and COPD Annual Review (Project TWO of TWO)

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completed

Overview of the project

This is the second of two projects in the series, which involves checking the inhaler technique of all patients with Asthma and COPD.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 44.4% patients on the COPD and Asthma registers have had their inhaler technique checked.

Checking Second Hand Smoke Exposure

Paediatric Asthma Annual Review

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completed

Overview of the project

This QI project will ensure that every patient is asked about their exposure to second hand smoke and their parent’s offered Very Brief Advice.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggests that less than 1% patients on the paediatric asthma registers have been asked about their exposure to second hand smoke.

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