Nursing CPD Institute

Asthma in Spring: Allergies and Thunderstorms

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 27 January 2021
This session has a focus on springtime asthma and allergic rhinitis and how to manage both conditions, using the latest evidence-based guidelines. Thunderstorm asthma is a springtime phenomenon that all health professionals in primary care needs to be prepared for.

“Explore the association between allergic rhinitis and asthma”

Course Content

This session has a focus on springtime asthma and allergic rhinitis and how to manage both conditions, using the latest evidence-based guidelines. Thunderstorm asthma is a springtime phenomenon that all health professionals in primary care needs to be prepared for.

Topics covered-assessment, diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis including allergy treatment plans. Thunderstorm asthma is explained, including how to manage those at risk. There is valuable information on how to prepare your practice or pharmacy for a thunderstorm event.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Describe the association between allergic rhinitis and asthma 
  • Summarise the treatment guidelines for allergic rhinitis
  • Describe those at greater risk of thunderstorm asthma and the guidelines for management
  • Summarise the importance of written asthma action plans and asthma first aid in thunderstorm asthma season
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