SABA Guardians, creating the followers in AsthmaRightCare (ARC)
10 Oct 2019
Respiratory Clinical Theatre 2
Creating more noise around asthma right care (ARC), doesn't get the attention Diabetes, cancer, CVD gets. 2/3rds of people with asthma not getting basic care according to AUK survey. 5 years on from NRAD nothing much has changed, approx. 80% of deaths could have been prevented. BTS/SIGN, NICE, GINA guidelines in asthma is this helpful. 119 inhaled treatments on the market is this creating more confusion? Maybe time for a more positive upbeat approach to ARC. Maybe there's far too much comfort in primary care and we need raise some alarm bells. Over reliance on SABA is common in asthma and a safety concern. ARC is using a social movement approach to create SABA Guardians or followers.