How to Treat Quiz: Asthma in Children Part Two: Management
- : Online
This education covers the management of acute viral wheeze and asthma, persistent asthma and exercise induced asthma. Also included are sections on difficult to control asthma, where If treatment has escalated to the point of combination medication and control is not established, monitoring of patients on high dose ICS and when to consider referral to a paediatric respiratory physician.
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On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Identify those children at risk of poor asthma outcomes in the future.
- List the goals of asthma management.
- Discuss the stepped approach to adjusting asthma medication in children.
- Describe the mediation options available to treat asthma, and when they are indicated
Participants are required to complete an online form. This asks if each learning objective was met, if overall needs were met, and the relevance of the education to the participant’s practice.
The successful treatment of asthma in children will minimise severe exacerbations and eliminate regular symptoms. Tailor treatments to the child’s pattern of asthma and the delivery system that will ensure optimum adherence. Difficult to treat asthma is uncommon, the answers usually lie with reconsideration of the diagnosis, assessment of adherence or drug delivery. If there are still difficulties managing a child’s asthma, referral to a paediatric respiratory physician is indicated.