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British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines on the management of asthma were first published in 1990 and are regularly updated.1 The most recent update recommends that personalised asthma action plans are offered to all patients with asthma.
Such plans should describe the appropriate action to be taken when asthma symptoms worsen. Bronchodilator medication, in the form of β2 agonist, should be administered. However, it is very important that help is …