British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 18, Iss. 3, 01 Mar 2013, pp 123 - 127
Asthma is an inflammatory condition which affects all age groups and causes significant and unecessary morbidity and mortality. Appropriate management will depend on making the correct diagnosis and offering suitable medication through a device that the patient can use. Where indicated, self management through the use of asthma action plans should be encouraged.