Supporting Primary Healthcare Professionals

General Resources

The diagnosis of asthma should be reconsidered at every review. Patient’s understanding of their disease should also be reviewed and self-management encouraged.

Asthma Annual Review

Each child should have an annual review to assess over all asthma control over the previous year, review understanding and make any medication changes needed.

How to use your devices information sheets

Accurate delivery of medication to the lungs is essential for it to be effective. All children should be trained in the use of their specific inhaler device at least annually. All metered dose inhalers (MDIs) should always be given via a spacer. Devices that don’t require a spacer can be useful for use when out and about but shouldn’t be used during an asthma exacerbation. Use our easy to follow information sheets for the different devices to support this training.