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Respiratory care: Asthma - Module 5 - User Guide

18 May 2011

Asthma - Module 5 - User Guide

User guide | Asthma reviews | When to review and frequency of reviews | Organising asthma reviews | Consultation style | Management to improve control | Guiding self-management | Role of asthma review in QOF | Case-studies | Answers to case-studies | Reflection points | References | Answers to test your knowledge questions | Partners

Organised and funded by MSD

ASCEND - Asthma Skills, Continued Education and Nurse Development - has been developed by a steering group of primary and secondary care respiratory nurses including nurse representatives from Asthma UK, Education for Health, Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (formerly GPIAG), and Respiratory Education UK, in partnership with and funded by Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited.

To find out more about the Partner Associations - including Asthma UK, Education for Health, PCRS-UK, REUK - please click here.

The ASCEND programme seeks to enhance the foundation of knowledge and skills relevant to nurses working with people with asthma. It is aimed at nurses working in primary care and is positioned at a pre-Asthma Diploma level. However, secondary care nurses and experienced healthcare assistants may also find the programme useful.

Module 5: The Asthma Review is the fifth of five modules in the ASCEND Programme. This module describes the role of the asthma review in assessing and improving asthma control. It gives guidance on consultation styles and differences in review objectives according to the condition, circumstances and age of the person with asthma.

The modules are:

Module 1: Asthma: Epidemiology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathophysiology
Module 2: Asthma: Causes, Triggers and Diagnosis
Module 3: Asthma Management and Treatment
Module 4: Taking Control

Each module can be read as part of the wider programme or independently in its own right. This module should take approximately one hour to read and work through, however sections can also be used individually as needed.

Each module is split into sections with 'learning outcomes' outlined at the beginning and 'Test your knowledge' questions throughout to help ensure a thorough understanding of the subject matter. These questions are for personal use and do not need to be submitted. In addition, there are reflection points at the end of the module to assist with self learning.

The content of each module may be downloaded for personal use and also teaching purposes.

To download a pdf version of ASCEND Module 5 please click here

This module of learning aims to:

• emphasise the importance of regular patient reviews as part of proactive, on-going, clinical care of people with asthma
• highlight the role of asthma review in assessing and improving asthma control and targeting care
• highlight the role of regular reviews as an opportunity to guide and support self-management
• describe best practice and the key components for performing regular asthma reviews
• give guidance on consultation styles and differences in review objectives according to the condition, circumstances and age of the person with asthma
• describe how the asthma review fits within the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

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