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165031 - "Takes Your Breath Away" Diagnosis & Management of Acute and Chronic Respiratory Conditions

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A full day Respiratory seminar discussing the latest evidence based management of acute and chronic conditions.

Relevance to General Practice

1 in 9 Australians suffer from asthma. The rate of asthma in Indigenous peoples is twice that of those who are non-indigenous. Only 21% of those over the age of 15 diagnosed with asthma has a written management plan. There were 39,500 hospitalisations as a result of asthma in 2014 – 15. 26% of school children suffer from exercise induced asthma. Around 1 in 10 women smoke in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. In 2016, 1 in 3 current smokers of the age of 14 have used e-cigarettes. 57% of daily smokers are over the age of 40. 40% of current smokers have tried to quit at least once in the last 12 months. Primary care has a critical role in helping patients to quit. Brief advice from a general practitioner increases cessation rates by two thirds. As of the 5th June 2019 there have been 16,907 active cases of influenza in South Australia. Influenza vaccine is the only vaccine reformulated each year to optimise the match between vaccine and circulating virus strains.

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss the latest updates to the Asthma Handbook guidelines and how to implement them into practice to ensure positive patient outcomes
  • Describe the latest evidence based, patient centre process to smoking cessation and lung cancer treatment
  • Outline the management of sports induced asthma
  • Discuss the Pathophysiology and vaccination of Influenza
  • Discuss the management of patients presenting with severe Asthma and identify the referral pathways available
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    165031 - "Takes Your Breath Away" Diagnosis & Management of Acute and Chronic Respiratory Conditions
    6 hours
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