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Updated BTS/SIGN guidance may help to reduce asthma deaths

Dr Steve Holmes (pictured) and Jane Scullion discuss revised advice on asthma management, clarification of recommendations for clinicians, and PAAPs to help patients control their asthma

Dr Steve Holmes—GP, Shepton Mallet; Education Lead, Primary Care Respiratory Society UK. Jane Scullion—Respiratory Nurse Consultant; Respiratory Clinical Lead, East Midlands Strategic Health Authority

Published online: 01 January 2015

Read this article to learn more about:

  • the updated advice from BTS/SIGN on the management of asthma
  • how implementation of supported self-management and personalised asthma action plans can improve quality of life and reduce symptoms and emergency treatment for asthma
  • the importance of ensuring patients receive adequate instruction in the use of inhaler devices and that they can demonstrate effective use.

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