The Canadian Thoracic Society 2013 Guideline Update Essay

1393 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Approximately 2.5 million Canadian’s suffer from Asthma (Statistics Canada,2014). Uncontrolled asthma impedes quality of life and be fatal in severe cases (Bateman et al., 2008). Asthma is characterized by chronic inflammation airways causing hyper-responsiveness, resulting in wheezing, coughing and breathlessness. Asthma is reversible either spontaneously or with control medications (Bateman et al., 2008). Hence, the control of asthma is the focus of the Canadian Thoracic Society 2012 Guideline Update.
Since 1996, (Beveridge, Grunfeld, Hodder, & Verbeek, 1996), the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) has directed their efforts to developing Guidelines for the diagnosis and manage of Asthma. Scheduled every couple of years a review and update from the CTS Guidelines occurs at an annual CTS Asthma Clinical Assembly. In 2010 the committee agreed to address the current clinical evidence-gaps(Hoffmann, Bennett, & Del Mar, 2013), in the published report The Canadian Thoracic Society 2012 Guideline Update: Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers, children and adults.
A strong quality of evidence provided in the CTS 2012 Guideline, is supported by an evaluation using the AGREE Reporting Checklist (Brouwers et al., 2010), resulting in a high rating, noted in Appendix A. The guideline begins with a clear and identifiable scope and purpose and stakeholder’s involvement. There are obvious extensive efforts applied to all aspects of rigor development (Brouwers et al.,…

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