BTS/SIGN 2019 Implications for Practice

THE BTS/SIGN BRITISH GUIDELINE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA 2019: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE

Introduction

The British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (BTS/SIGN) asthma guideline is a well-established, comprehensive and respected guideline, which has been regularly updated since it was first published in 2003. The latest update was issued in July 2019.

Among the key areas that have been updated in 2019 are:

  • Diagnosis
  • Monitoring
  • Pharmacological management
  • Inhaler devices

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Key recommendations in the 2019 BTS/SIGN update
  • The differences between the BTS/SIGN and NICE guidelines
  • Implications for practice – advice from the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK

Section 1. Key recommendations in the 2019 BTS/SIGN update

Section 2. Key variations from the NICE guideline

Section 3. Implications for practice

Section 4. Key messages

Section 5. Reflection

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After completion of the module the reflection document can be filled in and printed out for your personal development plan. This can be presented at annual appraisal or revalidation. The downloaded module includes the completion stamp showing 30 minutes self -directed CPD undertaken.

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Job Code: UK/RES-19014b DOP: March 2020