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The webinar will provide an update on paediatric asthma management in line with the Australian Asthma Handbook V 2.0 guidelines which were released in March 2019. Topics include asthma overview, diagnosis and management, medications and device and spacer use.
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory issue seen in children, however many children may be misdiagnosed as having asthma due to them having symptoms such as cough or wheeze. It is important that nurses understand the correct diagnosis, assessment, and management of asthma. In order for families to manage their child’s asthma, they need to be given education around use of inhalers, using a spacer and the Asthma Action Plan. Controlling a child’s asthma at home can mean fewer asthma attacks, lessen the need for emergency hospital visits and decrease parental distress.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide nurses with knowledge around asthma diagnosis and treatment, so that they can empower families with the knowledge they need to help manage their child’s asthma.
- Gain an understanding of asthma and primary prevention
- Recognise asthma triggers and symptoms
- Explore/Examine asthma medications in paediatrics, including correct device technique
- Review the importance of asthma action plans and first aid.
Who is this for?
This webinar is for nurses who want to refresh their knowledge of asthma diagnosis and treatments. The webinar will also cover the new Asthma Australia Handbook V 2.0 guidelines.
Marg has worked for 20 years in primary care, firstly as a practice nurse and for the past 14 years as an asthma and respiratory educator.
She currently operates nurse-led respiratory clinics in 2 general practices in eastern Melbourne. These clinics allow Marg to work closely with the GP’s to provide evidence-based, best practice asthma management in the community.
Marg also works at the National Asthma Council Australia as the Project Manager for the Asthma Best Practice Program, which provides education courses to health professionals around Australia.
This webinar was recorded on 18th July 2019.
This webinar is included in the membership.