My mother aged 79 has just recovered from her first asthma attack secondary to pneumonia which was severe + lifethreatening, needing IV aminophylline and ITU support for 12 hours,
Subsequent heart attack and respiratory failure needing ventilation, and in hospital for 2 weeks.
She has beenj discharged with no asthma management plan ( given booklets but not filled in, awaiting some serial peak flows as outpatient to be able to deo this I think..), on regular salbutamol 4 x daily..., a different dose of fostair inhaler to what was using in hospital with no explanation, and a followup outpatient appointment with respiratory consultant in 4 months...
Anyone else think this is not great management??
I would like the views of the asthma UK medical team on this please.