Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Asthma sufferers are neither managing their condition nor being managed well by health professionals

A rather shocking report on deaths from asthma shows that asthma sufferers are not understanding their own condition and also that their GPs and consultants are possibly not taking asthma symptoms seriously enough.

Use of preventative inhalers can be patchy which results in over-reliance on reliever inhalers - which means that the condition is not being managed as well as it should. The consequence is that asthma attacks may become more frequent or more severe.

Look at this BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27257911 for more about the report.

For your 14-16s look at Breathing Made Easy. This CIEC resource will help your students understand the science and basic management of asthma.

Breathing Made Easy helps students understand asthma, its diagnosis and treatment. Through role play, practical work and demonstrations, students investigate lung structure and function, peak flow and breathing, and look at the medicines used in the treatment of asthma.

Breathing Made Easy is also available through the NSLC STEM resource library:

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