Over the last two decades british guidelines on the management of asthma have provided evidence based recommendations for the assessment and management of severe asthma in hospitals 1 3 practical assessment and management algorithms have been provided supported by clear advice regarding their implementation despite their availability and widespread promotion repeated audits have . Asthma exacerbations can be classified as mild moderate severe or life threatening criteria for exacerbation severity are based on symptoms and physical examination parameters as well as lung . Assessment of oxygen status in acute asthma hypoxia is the main cause of deaths due to acute asthma 21 routine objective assessment of oxygen saturation at initial assessment of acute asthma is needed because clinical signs may not correlate with hypoxaemia. A guideline based asthma assessment and associated treatment algorithm is shown in infigs figs 1 and 2 2 the assessment sheet is designed to encourage a quick focused history to identify baseline and acute risk an objective assessment of asthma severity and repeat clinical examination and measures of fev 1 the response to treatment can
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