GP Dr Robin Carr of Oxfordshire CCG has collaborated with Asthma UK to create written personal asthma action plans (PAAPs) into 11 non-English languages.
Adult personal asthma action plans in variety of languages
Have an inhaler? Make sure you use it correctly
Over 80% of people – including healthcare professionals – use poor inhaler technique. Here's how to do it right..
The example of FRESH AIR for chronic lung disease
Often we hear recommendations, we read guidelines, or are taught about what works to prevent or manage a disease, and we think, yes, but when are we going to move from “we must” to “we will”?
Effect of novel inhaler technique reminder labels on the retention of inhaler technique skills in asthma: a single-blind randomized controlled trial
Personalised labels on asthma inhalers remind patients of correct technique and help improve symptoms over time. Iman Basheti at the Applied Science Private University in Jordan and co-workers trialled the approach of placing patient-specific reminder labels on dry powder asthma inhalers to improve long-term technique.
Reevaluation of Diagnosis in Adults With Physician-Diagnosed Asthma
Diagnosis of asthma in the community can be difficult. Various phenotypes have different triggers and clinical presentations. Furthermore, asthma can be episodic or can follow a relapsing and remitting course, which further complicates attempts to arrive at a diagnosis.
ERNA has signed the EU Call to Action for Asthma and Allergy
ERNA has signed the EU Call to Action for Asthma and Allergy, a campaign initiated by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), in partnership with the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma.
Effectiveness and success factors of educational inhaler technique interventions in asthma & COPD patients: a systematic review
With the current wealth of new inhalers available and insurance policy driven inhaler switching, the need for insights in optimal education on inhaler use is more evident than ever.
Death of John Walsh
All at ERNA are saddened to hear of the death of John Walsh, founder and former CEO of the COPD Foundation and co-author with ERNA Steering Group member Monica Fletcher of the key report COPD Uncovered.
European Commission warns Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom of continued air pollution breaches
The European Commission sends final warnings to Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
Global Alliance against Respiratory Disease (GARD) meeting
The role of nurses and other AHPs such as pharmacists is now clearly being recognised as being key in the care and management of people with long term respiratory problems...