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Asthma Update | Webinar

Audio Only

To make it easier for you to learn on the go, we’ve provided you with an audio only version of the webinar to listen to on the run.

Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Relevance

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 less asthma attacks, lessen the need for emergency hospital visits and decrease parental distress.

Purpose 

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.

Recording Details

This webinar was recorded on 18th July 2019 and is due for review from 18th July 2021.

This webinar is included in the membership.

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