Courses for school staff

  • Asthma is a leading cause of absenteeism in students and a common reason for hospital admissions in children under 12 years of age. School staff need to be able to recognise asthma symptoms and manage a suspected asthma attack. Knowing what to do and acting quickly in an asthma emergency could save a child’s life.

     

    The Asthma Foundation ACT is the peak body for delivering asthma education in the ACT. You are guaranteed to receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based information.


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    Asthma First Aid

    This one hour course is free for Government and Independent schools in the ACT as part of the Australian Government’s Asthma Child and Adolescent Program (ACAP).

    It can be delivered at your school.


    The course includes:

    • Asthma overview, including symptoms and triggers
    • Asthma and exercise
    • How to recognise an asthma emergency
    • Asthma first aid
    • Medications and devices

    Training remains current for 3 years and meets one of the four criteria required for recognition as an Asthma Friendly School in the ACT.


    This course is suitable for you if you:

    • work as a school teacher and have responsibility for children with asthma
    • work as a school nurse or school first aid officer
    • work in school administration    

    Under the Asthma Child and Adolescent Program, the training is limited to one session every 3 years and is dependent on the availability of a trainer.


    The Asthma First Aid course can also be accessed free and online at Asthma Online.
     

    Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness Information Session

    This one-hour course can be delivered at your school.

    The course includes:

    • an overview of allergies and anaphylaxis
    • information on how to manage an anaphylaxis emergency
    • information on administering an adrenalin autoinjector (EpiPen and Anapen)


    This course is suitable for you if you:

    • work as a school teacher and have responsibility for children
    • work as a school nurse or school first aid officer
    • work in school administration


    For more details, please contact the Asthma Foundation ACT.

    Course in Emergency Asthma Management (10392NAT)

    For a more detailed course on Emergency Asthma Management and a Statement of Attainment, you may be interested in attending the three-hour nationally recognised training course:  Course in Emergency Asthma Management (10392NAT).

    Training remains current for 3 years and meets one of the four criteria required for recognition as an Asthma Friendly School.

    Course in Anaphylaxis Awareness (10313NAT)

    For a more detailed course on Anaphylaxis Awareness and a Statement of Attainment, you may be interested in attending the three-hour nationally recognised training course: Course in Anaphylaxis Awareness (10313NAT).

     

    Bookings

    To make a booking please complete and send the Training Request Form to the Asthma Foundation ACT.

     

    Have a question about training?

    Please feel welcome to ring or email us for further information.

     

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Please ensure that you have read our cancellation and refund policy.





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