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National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients
Newell K et al (2015) Co-creating personalised asthma action plans. Nursing Times; 111: 18, 12-15.
To improve asthma management and reduce the number of deaths from the condition, national guidance recommends that patients are offered a written, personalised asthma action plan. The plan should be developed by a health professional working with the patient and using the patient's lived experience of asthma to inform its content. This article discusses the elements of asthma action plans, and how the nursing process can be used as a framework for their development.