Spotlight on asthma training

5th October 2015

Asthma is one of the most common long-term conditions that primary care nurses will come across in practice. Around 5.4 million people have asthma and three people still die every day from the condition.

The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) released in May 2014 found that the number of asthma related deaths had not reduced significantly despite identifying that there are preventable factors in two thirds of deaths.

A recent survey carried out by Independent Nurse and Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited of 184 nurses found that nearly 35% said there was not enough time to spend with their asthma patients…

Asthma nurse survey (n=184) –conducted by Independent Nurse. Sponsored by Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited. Data on file. Accessed September 2015

This survey and article was funded by and written on behalf of Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited.