Llantwit Major & Coastal Vale Medical Practice

Asthma Clinic

Asthma Virtual Review

Please only use this form if you are an Asthmatic and have been asked to do so

https://www.asthmacontroltest.com

Please click the link below and take the Asthma Control Test:

It is important you answer as truthfully as possible so we can provide you with the correct advice and treatment.

https://www.asthmacontroltest.com

If No; please click on the link to do so (you can not continue)

Select from these above options

What does your score mean?

Score: less than 20 (off target) Your asthma may NOT HAVE BEEN CONTROLLED during the past 4 weeks. Your doctor or nurse can recommend an asthma action plan to help improve your asthma control.

Score: 20-24 (on target) Your asthma appears to have been REASONABLY WELL CONTROLLED during the past 4 weeks. However, if you are experiencing symptoms your doctor or nurse may be able to help you.

Score: 25 (well done) Your asthma appears to have been UNDER CONTROL over the past 4 weeks. However, if you are experiencing any problems with your asthma, you should discuss with your doctor or nurse.

If yes, please provide best of 3 readings on the day of your virtual review

FAQs: Treatments, Causes & Triggers, Complications, How long does it last? Self-management. For Coronavirus advice please visit: https://www.asthma.org.uk/coronavirus/

Using Prednisolone more than three times in the last 12 months may suggest you need referral to secondary care
If no, this could be why your asthma is poorly controlled

Lifestyle

It is important you answer as truthfully as possible so we can provide you with the correct advice and treatment.

If no, it is worth noting that people who regularly exercise have a lower rate for ventolin use

Pharmacotherapy

e.g. atenolol (also called Tenormin), bisoprolol (also called Cardicor or Emcor), metoprolol (also called Betaloc or Lopresor), propranolol (also called Inderal or Angilol))
e.g. ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, celecoxib, mefenamic acid, etoricoxib, indomethacin, high-dose aspirin
e.g. rhinitis, reflux, sinus

Triggers

It is important you answer as truthfully as possible so we can provide you with the correct advice and treatment.

Personal Action Plan

Your personal action plan will be emailed to you, after your virtual review with the Asthma Nurse.

Ventolin Use

If yes, please see below and also follow this link regarding Ventolin use: https://www.asthma.org.uk/globalassets/campaigns/nrad-summary.pdf

Symptom Diary

If you are using your Ventolin more than three times a week; we would suggest starting a Symptom Diary.
Start to document when you feel your symptoms and when you need to take your Ventolin.
Remember; Ventolin is a reliever medication, you should not take it 'just in case'.

Asthma Attacks

Please use this link to educate yourself about what you should do when you experience an Asthma Attack:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/globalassets/health-advice/asthma-attacks/whattodoadultwebfsv10.jpg

What should you do?

Please ensure the contact details you have provided are correct

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. Please ensure you 'Send Message' below, then return to our Asthma Page to read further information and what to expect for your Virtual Asthma Review with the Nurse.

All fields marked (*) on this form are mandatory, please complete to the best of your knowledge. By using this form, you will be sending information about yourself across the Internet. Whilst every effort is made to keep this information secure, you should be aware that we cannot offer any guarantees of absolute privacy. If this matter concerns you then you should use another method to notify us of your details.

Please ensure the contact details and information you have provided are correct. By submitting this form you understand and accept these conditions.

 

Patient Guide: What to expect at your Asthma Virtual Review

(Clinic Info before Pandemic):

All patients with Asthma will have an annual check in our clinic which is Nurse Led. The Asthma clinic runs at our main site, Eryl Surgery on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. There are opportunities to be seen in our branch surgeries and can be arranged as required. At the clinic you will have a thorough assessment. 

Our Nurses are: 

Mrs Juliette Bennett Practice Sister RN

Mrs Bridie Jones Practice Sister RN

Click here for our asthma control test

You will be asked to complete the Control Test on your arrival to the clinic. Feel free to download and print out in readiness for your upcoming appointment. 

Everybody that suffers with Asthma is different and it can be quite daunting, please have a look at some of the links below that may help you with managing and/or improving your symptoms. The aim is to help you ‘live well’ with Asthma.

If you are using Ventolin more than 3 times a week, you are waking at night, or your day-time symptoms are increasing, you need to make an appointment for an Asthma Review.

Use this guide to stay symptom-free

Use this link to download your own Asthma plan

Use this link to download your child’s Asthma plan

What to do in an Asthma Attack: Adult ; Child

Please use this link to ensure you have adequate inhaler technique

Use this link if you are worried about having another asthma attack: Get help with a 12-week Asthma Support Programme

Further Information

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