Asthma for Practice nurses – An introduction to asthma management in Primary Care
This day is designed to enable practice nurses who may be new to asthma management in primary care to undertake simple reviews and to begin to gain competency in this area. Topics covered on this day include pathophysiology, prevalence, asthma reviews and management, medications, inhaler technique, personal asthma action plans and acute exacerbations of asthma.
To understand that asthma is a common condition and to be able to recognise key signs and symptoms and risk factors for asthma.
To list the key components of a comprehensive asthma review and to identify the goals of good asthma control and recognise indicators of poor control.
To be able to list common medications used to treat asthma in relation to the BTS/Sign 2016 guidelines.
To describe the key benefits of inhaled therapy and the importance of good inhaler technique.
To appreciate the importance of patient-centred care and self-management strategies.
To effective manage asthma exacerbations in primary care.
9.15- 9.30 Coffee and registration
9.30- 11.00 The background – Prevalence, pathophysiology, key symptoms and risk factors, diagnosis and resources.
11.20 -12.45 The aims asthma management and how to carry out a routine asthma review in practice. Case studies
13.30 – 14.45 Medication, BTS/Sign guidelines and inhaler techniques.
14.45 -15.00 Tea
15.00 - 15.45 Management of acute asthma exacerbation in practice. Assessment, categorisation, treatment, follow up
15.45- 16.00 How to take learning back to practice. Questions. Evaluation.
Recommended pre-course preparation:
Scullion J (2016) Making asthma reviews SIMPLE in primary care .Practice Nursing, Vol.27(7), pp.333-338
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