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Asthma and COPD

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives

Course Overview

This Course will briefly overview two respiratory conditions - asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It will then focus on providing an evidenced update on the treatment of asthma, COPD and when the two cognitions co-exist (asthma-COPD overlap).


Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) are chronic lung disorders that occur frequently in the general population. Patient outcomes require that these respiratory conditions are well understood and that health professionals are familiar with current treatment options.


The purpose of this video learning activity is to provide health professionals with education relating to asthma and COPD in order to support best patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • A person in your care, who manifests signs and symptoms of asthma or COPD will be either treated or referred for appropriate treatment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the treatment of asthma and COPD will support the best-practice use of medicines and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effects.
  • People in your care will receive correct evidence-based education about the use of medicines used to treat asthma and COPD.

Target Audience

All health professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Course, given the prevalence of asthma and COPD.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Jenny Gowan

Jenny is a practicing pharmacist, a Teaching Associate at Monash University and Clinical Associate at RMIT university . She is a current member of the PSA Branch committee, Editorial Board Member of AUS-DI (Drug information), Guidelines Committee for the National Asthma Council Australian Asthma Handbook, and RACGP Silver book for Aged Care . Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist, and conducts her own company focussing on medication reviews in the home and Aged Care Facilities as well as Quality Use of Medicine consultancy. She works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. Jenny has published over 380 educational articles and presents hundreds of talks annually. In 2010 Jenny received the Sanofi-Aventis award by the University of Sydney, in 2013, PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year and 2016 Jenny was the AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. 

Asthma and COPD
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Asthma and or COPD
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points
1 hour 30 minutes of CPD
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