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.
As outlined in NICE quality standards, a structured assessment and review should be undertaken before discharge.
- Please find a clinical recommendation on the use of salbutamol post acute asthma attack which has been agreed for London.
- Ward round discharge checklist
- Asthma care bundle for discharge from A&E/emergency departments for an acute asthma attack – British Thoracic Society
- Useful mental health resources this list includes useful mental health resources for supporting children and young people who have anxiety associated with their asthma.
Some reviews and assessments take place elsewhere on the hospital campus or in other clinical settings. NHS Whittington Trust has shared its pre clinic letter and the clinic pro forma template online.