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Shortfalls in basic paediatric asthma education in healthcare professionals
  1. Louise Selby1,
  2. Colin Victor Eric Powell2,
  3. Richard Iles1
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2 Department of Child Health, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Louise Selby, Department of Paediatrics, Addenbroookes Hospital, Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK; louise.a.selby{at}gmail.com

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We conducted an anonymised Survey Monkey asking healthcare professionals in East of England questions relating to asthma management. Fifty-four respondents included seven consultant paediatricians, 13 general practice trainees, 26 paediatric trainees and seven nurse practitioners and foundation trainees. We report a lack of knowledge, and conclude that if the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD)1 recommendations are to be achieved, there is an urgent need for basic asthma education.

Questions included: ‘Do infants not respond to β2 agonists because they do not have β2 receptors?’, …

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