BOHRF Occupational Asthma Guidelines 2004
These occupational asthma guidelines are reproduced here with the kind permission of the "British Occupational Health Research Foundation" (BOHRF). They are also available on the BOHRF website at http://www.bohrf.org.uk/downloads/OccupationalAsthmaEvidenceReview-Mar2010.pdf
A flow chart for managing workers with asthma or rhinitis which could be due to work has been produced on the basis of the BOHRF occupational asthma guidelines. It is approved by the authors of the BOHRF occupational asthma guidelines.
The Primary Care Respiratory Journal ran an editorial about the release of these occupational asthma guidelines. The full text of the editorial, entitled "New guidelines for the management of occupational asthma in primary care and occupational health" is available here and on the Science Direct website at authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1471441804000799
These occupational asthma guidelines are aimed at doctors and nurses working in general practice, occupational health and respiratory medicine and at employers, safety representatives and workers who may be exposed to substances at work that can cause asthma. The occupational asthma guidelines focus on interventions that might be considered appropriate for health practitioners and employers to implement and they supplement other guidelines that are available for the clinical management of adult asthma.
The occupational asthma guidelines consist of evidence statements with ratings of the strength of that evidence and associated references, recommendations with ratings of the strength of evidence behind the recommendation and good practice points where evidence is lacking.
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