Date of prep: December 2020
Prescribing information and
adverse events reporting
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NICE has published new rapid guidelines on the active management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19. The guidelines have been designed to maximise the safety of patients whilst enabling services to make the best use of NHS resources.
The guideline on severe asthma says that people should continue to take their treatment as prescribed and only attend essential appointments alone, if possible, to minimize the risk of infection.
The guideline recommends that patients should be advised to regularly clean equipment such as face masks and mouthpieces and that they should not share their inhalers and devices with anyone else.
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