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HCP RESOURCES

Managing asthma can be challenging and tackling inconsistencies in care is vital to ensuring patients get the best results from their treatment. This section provides useful resources to help you provide optimal care.

HINTS AND TIPS GUIDES:

Regular reviews are a key component of asthma care. These quick-reference guides have been designed to give you an overview of some of the key considerations when conducting your review

Inhaler technique

Inhaler technique

Accurate inhaler technique is key to ensuring the efficacy of asthma pharmacotherapy, yet errors in technique are common. This document provides information on how to recognise and address inaccurate inhaler technique. It also provides useful resources for healthcare professionals and their patients regarding effective inhaler technique.

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THE CRITIKAL STUDY

THE CRITIKAL STUDY

The CRITIKAL (CRITical Inhaler mistaKes and Asthma controL) study was the first study to investigate the relationship between inhaler technique errors and asthma outcomes.1

View this infographic to find out what common errors were identified, and how the right inhaler plus training by healthcare professionals could improve patient outcomes.

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THE REALISE SURVEY

THE REALISE SURVEY

The REALISE Survey of 8,000 patients with asthma, across 11 European countries, identified significant levels of suboptimal asthma control. A new analysis of the data reveals how patients with differing needs could benefit from targeted approaches in consultations to better manage their asthma.2 View this infographic to find out how.

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ASTHMA CARE – QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

ASTHMA CARE – QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

This guide is designed to keep together key information about diagnosis, monitoring and management of your asthma patients, all in one place. You can use the guide as a quick reminder before your consultations or use it during discussions with your patients.

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References

  1. Price D, et al. Inhaler errors in the CRITIKAL Study: type, frequency and association with asthma outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol: In practice 2017; doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2017.01.004.7.
  2. Price D, Fletcher M, van der Molen T. Asthma control and management in 8,000 European patients: the Recognise Asthma and Link to Symptoms and Experience (REALISE) survey. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2014;14009;doi:10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.9.