Asthma in Primary Care Training

Asthma in Primary Care Training

CPD Points 6 | Duration 1 Days | £144.00 per delegate

Course Introduction

Over 5 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma. The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) published by The Royal College of Physicians in 2014 found that 46% of the deaths investigated in the inquiry could have been avoided if the available best practice guidelines had been followed. Experts and patient charities have called for an end to the complacency that surrounds asthma care whilst recognising that patients themselves have a part to play inactively taking part in managing their condition.

This course is designed to give healthcare professionals new to asthma care an understanding of the prevalence and impact of asthma. Delegates will look at the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract, the pathophysiology and mechanism of asthma, current therapies both pharmacological and non-pharmacological. It will focus on the brilliant basics of asthma care, the importance of supported self-management and the organisation and provision of care. The course will be interactive and will include practical workshops and group discussion. Delegates will develop an understanding of the key components of asthma care which will provide a foundation for future learning and development in this exciting area where they can make a difference to the outcomes for their patients with asthma.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners

Course Aims

  • Provide continuing professional development in asthma care
  • Provide a strong foundation and understanding of the important basics of asthma care
  • Enable healthcare professional new to asthma care to provide high quality safe, effective care within their scope of practice.

Course Content

  • An overview of asthma; prevalence and impact
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory tract
  • Pathophysiology and mechanism of asthma
  • Atopy
  • The diagnosis of asthma
  • The management of asthma (pharmacological and non-pharmacological)
  • The importance of triggers
  • Assessing asthma control
  • Occupational asthma
  • Asthma in pregnancy
  • Inhaler Technique
  • Working with patients to achieve effective self-management
  • The impact of psychosocial factors on asthma
  • Personalised Asthma Action Plans (PAAP)
  • Management of asthma attacks
  • Follow-up
  • Organisation of care
  • Signposting patients
  • Case studies
  • Risks and alternative therapies
  • Research and evidence base practice

Who should attend / would be applicable?

  • Practice Nurses new to Asthma care
  • Nursing home / Residential home staff
  • HCAs (Primary Care or Residential care/Nursing home)
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Course Dates Call 01661 844327 to make a telephone booking

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Thu, 8th Feb 2018Thu, 8th Feb 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Mon, 12th Mar 2018Mon, 12th Mar 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 19th Jun 2018Tue, 19th Jun 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Tue, 3rd Jul 2018Tue, 3rd Jul 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
Thu, 18th Oct 2018Thu, 18th Oct 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm 10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP6£144BookEnquire
Fri, 9th Nov 2018Fri, 9th Nov 20181 Day09:30 am16:00 pm The County Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 5DF6£144BookEnquire
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