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  1. Roberta Heale
  1. Correspondence to Dr Roberta Heale, School of Nursing, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada; rheale{at}

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British Guideline on the Management of Asthma

The guideline covers diagnosis and management of asthma in adults and children, and sections of the guideline are updated biennially. The 2019 update includes a complete revision of the section on monitoring asthma, including new information on predicting future risk of asthma attacks, and updates to the sections on pharmacological management of asthma, supported self-management, non-pharmacological management of asthma, and management of acute asthma in adults and children. It also includes a new checklist of information for patients and carers.

Risk reduction and management of delirium

This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow-up of adults with delirium, as well as reducing the risk of delirium. The guideline applies to all settings: home, long-term care, hospital and hospice. The remit excludes delirium secondary solely to alcohol and illicit substance use. It also excludes delirium in children.

Children and young people exposed prenatally to alcohol

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on measurement of alcohol consumption in pregnancy and consensus-based recommendations on diagnosis, assessment and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Centre for Effective Practice

This is a comprehensive database of clinical tools and resources created by providers for providers.

Managing benzodiazepine use in older adults

This clinical tool offers a review of prescription medications for patients over the age of 65. Included is a determination of the safety of benzodiazepines and strategies for tapering off or providing alternatives.

Clinically Organised Relevant Exam (CORE) Back Tool

The tool guides the reader to recognise common mechanical back pain …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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