“Define the pathophysiology of paediatric asthma”
This session has a focus on managing asthma in the paediatric population. The Australian Asthma Handbook details the latest guidelines for paediatric asthma from 0-12 months, 1-5 years, 6-11 years old and this session includes these updates as well as tips on telehealth appointments and the latest on asthma and COVID 19.
Topics covered- paediatric asthma pathology, triggers and diagnosis, management and medications, asthma action plans, management of acute paediatric asthma in primary care, telehealth and asthma and COVID 19 guidelines.
In this session you will:
- Define the pathophysiology of paediatric asthma
- Identify the steps involved in the diagnosis of Paediatric asthma, referring to the Australian Asthma Handbook
- Describe the classification and management of asthma across the different ages in children
- Summarise the important information to be included in a Written Asthma Action Plan and define the steps in managing acute asthma in primary care
RN; Respiratory Educator
Narelle has over 25 years’ experience in both the acute hospital setting and primary health care. She is an experienced Respiratory Educator, working for the NAC for the past 11 years.
She has been educating patients in various primary care respiratory clinics in Eastern Melbourne over this period, whilst also presenting for the National Asthma Council’s Asthma Best Practice for Professionals program.
Narelle has just recently resigned after 15 years, as Nursing Manager at a large, highly regarded, general practice in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She continues her passion for chronic disease management and preventative health.