An Audit of British Thoracic Society Asthma Discharge Care Bundle in a Teaching Hospital

Awli, Yawoa Foli and Addis, Gulen (2021) An Audit of British Thoracic Society Asthma Discharge Care Bundle in a Teaching Hospital. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (13). pp. 772-779. ISSN 0966-0461

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Background: The United Kingdom (UK) asthma mortality rate has risen by 33% over a decade. The national enquiry into 195 asthma related deaths revealed that most of these deaths were preventable. The Asthma Care Bundle is recommended to be used for discharging patients with an acute asthma attack and/or exacerbation. Aim: To review the implementation of the British Thoracic Society’s asthma discharge care bundle in a teaching hospital. Methods: A twelve month retrospective audit was conducted on 86 adult patients treated for asthma attacks. Findings: The results of the audit indicated that the hospital has complied with the British Thoracic Society’s Asthma Discharge Care Bundle. In total, 85% of patients had their inhaler technique checked but 62% of them were not provided with any written inhaler use instructions. The respiratory clinical nurse specialists were more compliant with most of the bundle statements than the medical team. Conclusion: The findings highlighted the need for asthma education sessions for all healthcare professionals with emphasis on record keeping skills.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Audit, asthma care bundle, discharge, respiratory specialists
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 08:10
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 04:00

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