Asthma in Spring - Allergies and Thunderstorms

23 Sep 2021
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners
Allied Health Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Activity points available (RACGP & ACRRM)


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

Brought to you by the National Asthma Council Australia as part of the Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

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.

All Health Professionals are welcome - GPs, Practice Nurses, pharmacists, Aboriginal health practitioners, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals 

Learning outcomes:

  • 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


Marg Gordon, Registered Nurse, Asthma and Respiratory Educator

Marg has worked in primary care as a nurse for over 20 years. The last 15 years have been dedicated to working as an asthma and respiratory educator. Marg currently operates a nurse led respiratory clinics in a general practice in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. 

Marg also works as a senior clinical consultant for National Asthma Council Australia. This role includes contributing to the development of the Asthma Best Practice Program, which provides educational workshops for GP’s, practice nurses and allied health professionals across Australia.