Asthma Update 27 May 2021 AU2105

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 Date : 14 April 2021

Time: 09h00 – 12h00

Who should Attend

This session is suitable for healthcare professionals regularly involved in the care of patients with Asthma. This includes nurses and healthcare professionals working in the community, GP practices, out of hours, rapid response and community settings who, given the burden of respiratory disease in the NHS, now require more knowledge regarding Asthma and how this condition can be optimally managed in accordance with current guidance to improve patient outcomes.

Aims: This one day workshop will use a case study approach to update your knowledge of the latest prescribing guidelines, inhaler devices and identifying red flags to support your clinical decision-making when seeing and treating asthma.


 This session will:

  • Develop your understanding of the latest recommendations and guidelines on asthma diagnosis in primary care
  • Apply the latest BTS/SIGN guidelines and standards
  • Discuss treatment options and advise on inhaler devices.
  • Explore the advantages and differences between new inhaler devices.
  • Assess and manage acute asthma
  • Recognise patients at risk of developing acute asthma.
  • Consider treatment options and care plans to prevent exacerbations of asthma
  • Asthma and COVID19.

Course Benefit

This course uses an interactive approach using Microsoft teams to explore management of asthma. You will gain the skills required to manage asthma in specific groups such as children, adolescents and those with co-morbidities. You will also learn clinical decision-making tools to identify those at risk of asthma exacerbation, and to understand the latest treatment options including the advantages and disadvantages of new inhaler devices.


Lecturer: Emelia  Kwakye, Respiratory specialist nurse

CPD Hours: 3

Pre-course workbook



BTS Sign Guidelines
Covid19 and Cough

Prescribing Guidelines

Asthma Care – Quick Reference



Asthmas Update – Evaluation

This is a live zoom session. You will be sent login details the day before the course.

You are required to review the course workbook and have a basic understanding of lung anatomy prior to the session.

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