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About this module


Refresh your understanding of treating and managing asthma. This module covers the following topics:


  • A brief overview of asthma symptoms
  • The cycle of asthma management – assess, adjust treatment and review response 
  • GINA assessment of symptom control
  • Investigating and improving asthma control in patients with difficult-to-treat asthma
  • Common comorbidities and the impact on asthma management
  • Initial controller treatment
  • GINA recommendations on the approach to asthma management – from step 1 through to step 5
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for asthma
  • Goals of asthma management and the role of personalised asthma action plans (PAAPs)
  • The use of ‘SIMPLES’ to treat difficult-to-manage asthma patients
  • Patient adherence to treatment


This module is supporting information for the patient-case based modules below.

Module 2:

Asthma treatment and management

Case study 1 – Elliot

Case study 2 – Sarah

Case study 3 – George


Module Duration
20 mins
Created Date
Monday, August 1, 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim
Content Type
Patient management, Treatment approaches

The educational materials included here are endorsed by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) The IPCRG provided an expert faculty, who contributed the case studies, and an international reviewing team, who reviewed the educational materials and recommended that the IPCRG endorse them. The IPCRG wishes to thank its expert faculty for their input and the reviewing team for their constructive and detailed feedback. These materials are advisory and intended for general use. They should not be regarded as applicable to a specific case.

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