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Helping Others Live Well with Asthma

This session aims to provide up to date, evidence based information on key asthma management principles. Presented from a consumer perspective providing useful tips and education points to enable improved care when working with patients or clients with asthma. The session aims to assist health professionals in supporting people with asthma to improve their quality of life and achieve improved asthma outcomes.

Who should attend?

This education package has been designed to educate people working within the community who may work with or care for people who have asthma.

Pharmacy staff
  • Nursing staff (general practice and/or hospital)
  • Prison officers and custodial staff
  • Mental health nurses
  • Allied health staff
  • Youth workers
  • Community health workers
  • Social support staff

This course covers:

The Helping Others Live Well sessions focus on the following:

  • Recognition of asthma (the condition) and its symptoms;
  • Understanding good asthma symptom control and factors involved in this such as;
  • Understanding purpose and importance of Written Asthma Action Plans;
  • Understanding the importance of seeking doctor reviews;
  • Understanding the importance of Daily management plan;
  • Being able to connect people to help and support, and when;
  • Knowing Asthma First Aid, and when this should be administered.

Assessment

Nil assessment, however evaluation of session through completion of feedback forms is expected to assist with quality assurance process and providing best practice education.

Presenters

Helping Others Live Well with Asthma sessions are conducted by Asthma Foundation staff or Authorised Trainers.

Duration

Please allow 60-90 minutes for this presentation, including evaluation.

Cost

Currently these sessions are funded by the Australian Government, through Asthma Australia's Community Support Program, for services who meet strict eligibility criteria. Nil cost for eligible sessions.

For services not included under the Community Support Program a cost of $253 for 60 minute session applies.

Bookings

Click here to book a session.

Article Last Reviewed: 13 Dec 2016  |  Article Updated: 28 Jun 2018

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