This section is intended for clinicians caring for children with asthma in a hospital or tertiary care setting. It outlines examples of best practice in the assessment, treatment and ongoing management of children and young people with asthma in an acute setting. (It will help you achieve standards 20, 23, 26 and 32)
As outlined in NICE quality standards, a structured assessment and review should be undertaken before discharge.
Some reviews and assessments take place elsewhere on the hospital campus or in other clinical settings. NHS Whittington Trust has shared its pre clinic letter and the clinic pro forma template online.
Useful mental health resources This list includes useful mental health resources for supporting children and young people who have anxiety associated with their asthma.