Survey of the management of acute asthma in children.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254918
Title:
Survey of the management of acute asthma in children.
Authors:
Widger, J; Elnazir, B
Citation:
Survey of the management of acute asthma in children., 102 (10):341-2 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish medical journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254918
PubMed ID:
20108809
Abstract:
Acute asthma is one of the most common reasons for children presenting to the emergency department. International guidelines for the management of acute paediatric asthma are widely available. In this study we examined how acute asthma in children is managed across hospitals in Ireland and compared Irish practice with standard international guidelines. We surveyed 54 paediatricians across 18 centres in Ireland. A total of 30 (55.5%) individual paediatricians across 17 (94%) centres replied. The majority of centres had a written protocol for the management of acute asthma. A large number of centres use MDI and spacer devices in acute management although doses used varied widely. Only 29% of centres had written asthma action plans available from the emergency department and 53% had plans available from the ward. Irish practice is largely inline with established guidelines. A national asthma strategy could further help to improve asthma care.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Acute Disease; Anti-Asthmatic Agents; Asthma; Child; Female; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Ireland; Male; Oxygen Inhalation Therapy; Physician's Practice Patterns; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWidger, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorElnazir, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-07T12:16:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-07T12:16:39Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationSurvey of the management of acute asthma in children., 102 (10):341-2 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20108809-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/254918-
dc.description.abstractAcute asthma is one of the most common reasons for children presenting to the emergency department. International guidelines for the management of acute paediatric asthma are widely available. In this study we examined how acute asthma in children is managed across hospitals in Ireland and compared Irish practice with standard international guidelines. We surveyed 54 paediatricians across 18 centres in Ireland. A total of 30 (55.5%) individual paediatricians across 17 (94%) centres replied. The majority of centres had a written protocol for the management of acute asthma. A large number of centres use MDI and spacer devices in acute management although doses used varied widely. Only 29% of centres had written asthma action plans available from the emergency department and 53% had plans available from the ward. Irish practice is largely inline with established guidelines. A national asthma strategy could further help to improve asthma care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcute Disease-
dc.subject.meshAnti-Asthmatic Agents-
dc.subject.meshAsthma-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshOxygen Inhalation Therapy-
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patterns-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleSurvey of the management of acute asthma in children.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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