How to do the Audit
Identifying patients for inclusion in this audit
Include patients over 8 years old with diagnosed asthma, who consult for an asthma review. You may wish to use the audit log sheet (click here) which could be used to record a confidential identifier for your patient for use online when entering data. Enter as many patients as you wish, at least 10.
Doing the audit
Title: Audit: Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma based on ARIA
First you need to register for your own personal log-on details. Please download and complete the appropriate registration form (see options below) and return it to Dr Mark Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you instructions for logging on to the website.
If you are a full time General Practitioner, or Practicing from a fixed base, click here.
If you are a part-time/sessional General Practitioner/registrar/nurse, click here.
Once you have completed your registration, please download the patient audit form, and the Allergic Rhinitis and asthma control questionnaires.
Hand the asthma and allergic rhinitis questionnaires to patients while they are waiting to see you, and then use these as a guide during your consultation, and afterwards for entering the data onto the audit website. Of course, patients could also complete the questionnaires by pre-arrangement at home before they come in for the asthma review.
Then if possible enter your findings during the consultation with the patient directly online in the detailed online questionnaire which you can access by logging on to the website. This is the preferred method and will avoid the problem of missing data if you choose to enter the data online at a later stage.
However, you can download and use a print version of the online questionnaire (click here) and enter the data online at a later stage.
Once you have entered and saved data for each patient online, you will be able to see how your management compares with that of colleagues.
After each consultation, you will be able to print out (or upload) a summary of your consultation for your records.