Making a diagnosis of Asthma

The aim of this programme is to improve the diagnostic accuracy of asthma, and to signpost those patients who do not have clear evidence of the disease.

Check out the TV show and tutorials on the diagnosis of Asthma in practice. When you are ready, navigate to the assessment to achieve the certificate.

Tutorials

Typical Presentation of Asthma

Spirometry and Asthma

Serial Peak Flow Monitoring

Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide

No Objective Evidence of Asthma?

Guidelines

Adult Asthma Diagnostic Guideline

Resources

Diagnosis of Asthma in Primary Health Care: A Pilot Study

The aim of the study was to diagnose and classify patients with non-infectious lower respiratory tract problems in primary health care using internationally applied diagnostic criteria and diagnostic tests.

Improving the diagnosis of asthma in a primary care practice

A process for systematically inviting patients with suspected asthma for objective testing, to improve the diagnostic accuracy of asthma.

If, when and how to use FeNO

Professor Mike Thomas discusses the uses of the FeNO test in general practice.

Assessments

Making a diagnosis of Asthma

45-minute case-based assessment

25 multiple choice questions

80% pass mark (20 out of 25)

Unlimited retakes

On successful completion, your certificate will appear here.

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QI projects

Getting the diagnosis right for patients on the Asthma register

Fixing the Asthma Register (Project ONE of TWO)

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Overview of the project

This is the first of two projects, which involves a review of the Asthma register; identifying patients with the appropriate evidence for their diagnosis in their notes, patients who may have Asthma but need further confirmatory testing, and those who do not have Asthma and should be removed from the register.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 76.3% adult patients and 67.4% children and young adult patients on the Asthma registers have evidence of any tests results that can be used to support their diagnosis.

Who is this for?

This QI project is aimed at primary care teams who have a register of Asthma patients.

Getting the diagnosis right for patients on the Asthma register

The Asthma Diagnostic Review (Project TWO of TWO)

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completed

Overview of the project

This is the second of two projects, which involves inviting patients in for a review of the Asthma diagnosis if they don’t have any record of any diagnostic tests.

Why is it important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 76.3% adult patients and 67.4% children and young adult patients on the Asthma registers have evidence of any tests results that can be used to support their diagnosis.

Who is this for?

This QI project is aimed at primary care teams who have a register of Asthma patients.

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