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Paediatric asthma: breathing new life into diagnosis and management

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Could you be missing important differences between diagnosing and managing asthma in preschool and school-age children, and how treatment of children's asthma differs from that of adults?

About

Recent discussion in the media of new treatment options for asthma has highlighted the complexity of managing this common condition.

This educational visit provides clarity on the latest guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric asthma, including the differences between diagnosing and managing asthma in preschool and school-age children, and how treatment of children’s asthma differs from that of adults.

Discussion will also cover when regular preventer treatment is required and how to optimise different preventer options for the two age groups.

Educational visits are available as:

  • One-on-one: a 30-minute in-practice discussion for GPs, tailored to individual learning needs. To comply with current state and territory regulations for social distancing.
  • Small group: a 1-hour group discussion (complying with current state and territory regulations for social distancing) for GPs, pharmacists and nurses.
  • Virtual visits: via video call. Available to support practices who wish to continue educational activities without a face-to-face appointment.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for one-on-one educational visits:

  • Use spirometry to confirm a diagnoses of asthma for children 6 years and older.
  • Apply Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines when prescribing low-dose ICS if regular preventer treatment is required for children.
  • Determine when appropriate prescribing of ICS + LABA fixed-dose combinations is required for children, in accordance with Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines.
  • Create an individualised asthma action plans using a shared decision-making approach for effective management of asthma in children.

Learning outcomes for small group meeting:

  • Use spirometry to confirm a diagnoses of asthma for children 6 years and older.
  • Apply Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines when prescribing low-dose ICS if regular preventer treatment is required for children.
  • Determine when appropriate prescribing of ICS + LABA fixed-dose combinations is required for children, in accordance with Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines.
  • Create an individualised asthma action plans using a shared decision-making approach for effective management of asthma in children.
  • Discuss systems in your practice and prioritise areas where you can improve asthma management for children.
Type
Delivery
Title
Paediatric asthma: breathing new life into diagnosis and management
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Asthma and or COPD, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Start Date
02-Mar-2020
CPD Points
2
Price
Free
Location
Online
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