Bradford VTS Online Resources:
- asthma – in children.doc
- asthma – pace guidelines.pdf
- asthma – the 3 questions to assess impact on patients
- asthma acute in children over 5 years.doc
- asthma acute in children under 5 years.doc
- asthma and lung function tests.pdf
- asthma and wheeze in children.doc
- asthma copd and the evidence.rtf
- asthma practice protocol detailed.doc
- asthma through case scenarios.ppt
- chest infections.ppt
- copd – the gold initiative.ppt
- copd -definition, symptoms and guidelines.doc
- copd guidelines bradford.pdf
- epworth sleep apnoea scale.pdf
- inhaled steroids in adults – comparison chart.doc
- inhaled steroids in adults – equivalence.doc
- inhaled steroids in children – equivalence.doc
- osce – inhaler use.doc
- osce cases – respiratory.ppt
- oxygen equipment guide.pdf
- PEFR – adults.pdf
- PEFR – paeds.pdf
- respiratory triage in primary care – a starting point.docx
- spirometry – basic interpretation.pdf
- spirometry – doing and interpreting.pdf
- spirometry – volume time curves.pdf
- spirometry and lung function.doc
- spirometry course.ppt
- spirometry handbook.pdf
- spirometry hinters.doc
- spirometry interpretation.pdf
- wells score for pulmonary embolism risk.doc
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Other Top Tips
Over-reliance on SABA inhalers is a global problem and one that we are yet to crack. How about reframing the issue?
- A GTN spray has up to 200 puffs in it; the same as many SABA inhalers. Are we happy with our patients having 200 puffs of a GTN spray for ‘just a bit of a chest pain’? Probably not
How have we become so comfortable with our patients with asthma having 200 puffs a month for ‘just a bit of breathlessness’?
- Start a conversation with your patient/colleagues today about over-reliance on SABA – see the Asthma Right Care Slide Rule
Who needs Oxygen
- People with COPD and a persistent resting stable oxygen saturation of 92% or less should be assessed for their suitability for long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) by referring to the local oxygen team / BOC.
- For GPs to order oxygen for palliative or cluster headache patients they need to complete a HOOF A form (see link below on ‘how to guide’) and send to Baywater.
- HOOF confirmations/prescriptions need to be sent to the central mailbox: BOC.ClinicalServices@nhs.net .
- For more information see the Good HOOF Guide (2020)