This event is ideal for primary health care nurses in the Northern NSW region.
Approximately 2.5 million Australians have asthma. It can be life threatening, debilitating, increase comorbidities and impact on quality of life. In Australia, over $1.2 billion per year is spent on asthma health care costs alone. While asthma cannot be cured, most people with asthma, with the support of health care professionals, can manage and control their symptoms and limit its long term effects.
This three-part webinar series will be beneficial to those involved in the care of people with asthma. You have the option of registering for all three events, or selecting the ones that are most relevant to your needs.
Session 3 Overview
In the world of asthma, children are not just small adults. Their treatment and management is very different.
In the third Asthma Series webinar, Marg Gordon, Asthma and Respiratory Educator for the National Asthma Council, will give an overview of paediatric asthma. Marg, also the Project Manager – Asthma Best Practice Program, will be joined by a local clinician to discuss paediatric asthma management.
This interactive webinar is primarily targeted at primary health care nurses however registrations are also welcome from general practitioners, Aboriginal health workers and other primary health care clinicians.
Primary health care nurses however registrations are also welcome from general practitioners, Aboriginal health workers and other primary health care clinicians.
By attending this workshop, participants will have increased their confidence, knowledge and skills to enable them to:
- Use the Australian Asthma Handbook in asthma management.
- Explain current, evidence-based best practice in asthma management to patients and parents.
- Implement the paediatric asthma guidelines within their clinical practice.
- Improve uptake of asthma action plans in their clinical practice.
This activity is eligible for self-reported professional development points. A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this education to facilitate self-reporting to your regulatory body.