Recognition and management of asthma in children and young people
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Recognition and management of asthma in children and young people

Jenny Pinfield Programme lead for pre-registration nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England
Kerry Gaskin Senior lecturer in children’s nursing, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England
Jackie Bentley Senior lecturer in child health, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England
Jo Rouse Head of academic unit of applied professional studies, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, England

Asthma is a common childhood disorder that has global significance. Developing an understanding of the aetiology, effects, diagnosis and management of the disorder enables healthcare practitioners to reduce the physical, psychological and social effects of asthma on children, families and healthcare systems. This article refers to the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and British Thoracic Society guideline on the management of asthma, and enables the reader to incorporate this guidance into their practice.

Nursing Standard. 30, 3,50-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.3.50.e9987

Correspondence

j.pinfield@worc.ac.uk

Peer review

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Received: 16 February 2015

Accepted: 16 June 2015