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Overview of Routine Asthma Monitoring in Children for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Education for Health, NHS England


This session provides an overview of the purpose of routine monitoring of asthma in children, highlighting its importance and benefits to patients and the NHS. The structured asthma review will be explored with a particular focus on the assessment of control and common reasons for poor asthma control.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and importance of routine asthma monitoring in children
  • List the key components of a structured asthma review
  • Discuss methods for assessing asthma control in children
  • Identify common reasons for poor asthma control in this age group


This is the second of five related sessions on the impact, diagnosis and management of asthma in children.

In the first session, we identified the key characteristics of asthma and explored some of the issues surrounding the diagnosis of asthma.

In this session, we will explain why it is important for children to receive a structured asthma review and discuss why some children have poor asthma control.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before starting this session, you may wish to complete:

  • Introduction to Asthma and its Diagnosis in Children (714-2001)
Instructors / Speakers
Viv Marsh,
Clinical Lead for Asthma and Allergy, Education for Health

Viv has 25 years’ experience of clinical practice in the NHS in both primary and secondary care and joined Education for Health in 2013 as the Clinical Lead for Asthma and Allergy.

She believes that excellence in education for healthcare professionals is the key to improving health outcomes for people with asthma and allergy. Identifying people with poor disease control and helping them to improve their disease management through shared decision making and action planning is essential if we are to improve quality of life for people with asthma and allergy and prevent avoidable deaths. 

In addition to her educational role, Viv also works part time in primary care reviewing and managing patients with respiratory disease.

She has a number of additional professional interests including a role on the editorial board for a nursing journal, writing for publication and is a member of the Asthma UK Council for Health Professionals.

Viv is also on the committee for the National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Nurses Group, where she leads on primary care issues, and was a panellist on the National Review of Asthma Deaths.

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