For the treatment of an acute office asthma attack see my post, Pediatric Office Emergencies: Asthma. Posted on February 17, 2016.
For the treatment of severe asthma see my post, “Management of Acute [Severe] Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations” – Link To Podcast + Notes From EMC 79 With Excerpts.
Posted on January 2, 2017
Here is the link to Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma managementhome page, the 2017 NICE guideline from the National Institute For Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The guideline states:
This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. It does not cover managing severe asthma or acute asthma attacks.
And what follows are the links from the home page:
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- Initial clinical assessment
- Diagnosing asthma in young children
- Objective tests for diagnosing asthma (including diagnostic algorithms)
- Pharmacological treatment
- Adherence, self-management and decreasing treatment
- Monitoring asthma control
Who is it for?
- GPs and practice nurses
- Healthcare professionals in secondary care and tertiary asthma services
- Commissioners and providers
- People with suspected or diagnosed asthma, their families and carers
We recognise that implementing the new approach to diagnosis in this guideline will need a big change in practice. See putting this guideline into practice.