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Asthma in Spring – allergies and thunderstorms | Webinar
October 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Target audience: GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, Aboriginal health practitioners, physiotherapists, allied health and other health professionals.
Presenter: Marg Gordon, Project Manager, Asthma Best Practice Program, National Asthma Council Australia: Marg is a registered nurse and has specialised as a respiratory educator for the last 15 years. Marg is the Project Manager of the Asthma Best Practice Program for the National Asthma Council Australia, which provides asthma education and resources to primary health care providers around Australia. Marg also works in a nurse led respiratory clinic in a general practice in Melbourne, where she works collaboratively with GPs to improve the health outcomes for those with asthma and COPD.
Overview: This session has a focus on spring time asthma and allergic rhinitis and how to manage both conditions, using the latest evidence-based guidelines. Thunderstorm asthma is a spring time phenomenon that all health professionals in primary care needs to be prepared for.
Topics covered: Assessment, diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis including allergy treatment plans. Thunderstorm asthma is explained, including how to manage those at risk. There is valuable information on how to prepare your practice or pharmacy for a thunderstorm event. Also, COVID-19 updates.
- Describe the association between allergic rhinitis and asthma
- Summarise the treatment guidelines for allergic rhinitis
- Describe those at greater risk of thunderstorm asthma and the guidelines for management
- Summarise the importance of written asthma action plans and asthma first aid in thunderstorm asthma season.
Click here to register by 5.30pm, Thursday 15 October.
Brought to you by the National Asthma Council Australia as part of the Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program and Murray PHN