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Guidance update: latest BTS/SIGN guidelines on asthma

Guidance update: latest BTS/SIGN guidelines on asthma

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


January 11, 2017


November 17, 2017

Programme Description

Jane Scullion and Steve Holmes describe how to implement the latest BTS/SIGN guidance on asthma in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in practice, and the latest on diagnosis and management of asthma.

Guidance: BTS/SIGN guidance SIGN 153. British guideline on the management of asthma. September 2016.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the September 2016 BTS/SIGN guidance on asthma
  • Diagnose asthma of high probability, intermediate probability and low probability
  • List the objective tests that may be used to diagnose asthma
  • Describe the different pharmacological treatment options for asthma and outline when each might be required
  • Discuss the need to use regular preventer therapy with patients with asthma
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Jane Scullion
    Respiratory nurse consultant
    University Hospital of Leicester

    Steve Holmes
    Shepton Mallet


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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