This session aims to provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience to enable nurses in general practice to assist in asthma reviews in a safe, confident manner according to current standards and guidelines.
It is also suitable for practice nurses who are new to respiratory care and wish to develop a basic understanding of asthma including related policies and guidelines and current evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways.
Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system
What is asthma?
Asthma diagnosis and management in Primary Care including current guidelines and evidence based diagnostic and treatment pathways
Symptoms associated with asthma
The use of peak flow in asthma
The role of spirometry in asthma
Lifestyle, personal and environmental factors associated with asthma
An overview of commonly used inhalers in asthma
Encouraging self-management and the use of personal asthma action plans