Adult Asthma Update

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 06 January 2021
This session has a focus on managing asthma in the adult population and is based on the Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines. It provides up to date, evidence-based asthma management information and includes tips on telehealth appointments and the latest on asthma and COVID 19.

“Define the pathophysiology of adult asthma”

Course Content

This session has a focus on managing asthma in the adult population and is based on the Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines. It provides up to date, evidence-based asthma management information and includes tips on telehealth appointments and the latest on asthma and COVID 19.

Topics covered- asthma pathology, triggers and diagnosis, management and medications, asthma action plans, management of acute adult asthma in primary care, telehealth and asthma and COVID 19 guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Define the pathophysiology of adult asthma
  • Identify the steps involved in the diagnosis of adult asthma, referring to the Australian Asthma Handbook
  • Describe the levels of asthma control in adults and ways to improve control
  • Summarise the important information to be included in a written asthma action plan and define the steps in managing acute adult asthma in primary care
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