This section is intended for clinicians caring for children with asthma in a hospital or tertiary care setting. It outlines examples of best practice in the assessment, treatment and ongoing management of children and young people with asthma in an acute setting.
We need to improve asthma identification and access to treatment to improve quality of life for patients. However, diagnosis is difficult as there is no single diagnostic test, but it should be in line with BTS/Sign guidelines.
Quick guide to diagnosis and management – British Thoracic Society (BTS) and SIGN
Guidelines for transport
Clinical guidelines have also been developed specifically outlining acute service transport systems for severe asthma cases.