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PCMCH, in partnership with Lung Health Foundation, has released an updated version of the Clinical Handbook for Paediatric Asthma. This handbook is a compendium of the rationale and clinical consensus for emergency department (ED) and in-patient management of paediatric asthma. The handbook:

 

  • provides clinicians with evidence-based recommendations regarding management of paediatric asthma for the ED, in-patient episodes of care and for discharge;
  • will help reduce variations in asthma diagnosis and the treatment of in-patients with asthma;
  • promotes standardized assessments of severity and severity-based treatment;
  • will help reduce inappropriate ED revisits and in-patient admissions; and
  • ensures that, upon discharge, children and their parents/caregivers receive asthma management education and instructions for appropriate follow-up and referrals in an Asthma Action Plan.

 

Download the Clinical Handbook here