In this PCRS Podcast episode, Carol Stonham (Primary Care Nurse and PCRS Policy Lead) is in conversation with Amanda Roberts (PCRS Patient Reference Group and PCRS Education Committee Patient Representative) to delve into the positive and negative aspects of Amanda's asthma reviews of the past, discussing what could and should be better, and how a really good asthma review should be for both the patient and the healthcare professional.
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This spring, Primary Care Respiratory Update comes to you with a new focus on asthma. Our contributor bring you pragmatic and succinct information that you can adopt in your practice to support early diagnosis, improved management, reduced reliance on short-acting bronchodilator inhalers and advice on managing patients with severe asthma.
In this one hour live webinar we will cover:
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2020 Dr Glenis Scadding presents One airway: if they're wheezing, are they sneezing too?
NICE Diagnostic Guidance 12 (DG12); Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma: NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath. A short, objective comparison of these two devices has been created by Wessex AHSN, Here you can review a comparison between the two products.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has for the first time approved the use of a dual (ICS/Formoterol) combination treatment to be used as a reliever therapy for people aged 12 and over with the therapy choice situated early in the asthma treatment pathway as an alternative to its current use as a preventer or MART therapy sitting later in traditional treatment pathways.
Making a case for change In order to justify any investment on new services or equipment, it is important to make a case for change (business case), describe the intended impacts and outcomes of your project, and outline the costs and project plan to deliver it.
Health Education England elearning for healthcare, in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, Accelerated Access Collaborative, WAHSN, AHSN Network, and the Office for Life Sciences, developed two elearning modules focused on FeNO in Asthma. These elearning modules are designed to enhance awareness of FeNO testing to support increasing the test’s uptake whilst also ensuring health care professionals are provided with the knowledge and skills required for the optimal use of this simple and safe test in the diagnosis and management of asthma.
NICE guidance is integral to the clinical care that we offer as Health Care Professionals (HCPs). It is important to consider the evidence bases for all pathways, tests and procedures that we undertake.