06 Oct 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners
Allied Health Practitioners
Professional development points
This session facilitated by the National Asthma Council 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 everyone needs to be prepared for.
This will be the second session in a three part series on asthma management.
  • Session one: September 8th 6:00pm-7:00pm -Asthma Update in 2020
  • Session two: October 6th 6:00pm-7:00pm- Asthma in Spring- allergies and thunderstorms
  • Session three: November 10th 6:00pm-7:00pm- Asthma medications and devices

Topics covered in Session Two: 
  • Assessment, diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis including allergy treatment plans
  • Thunderstorm asthma is explained, including how to manage those at risk
  • Information on how to prepare your practice or pharmacy for a thunderstorm event.

Learning outcomes

Learning objectives:
•    Describe the association between allergic rhinitis and asthma
•    Describe current, evidence-based management guidelines for allergic rhinitis
•    Outline those at greater risk of thunderstorm asthma and how to manage these
•    Describe the importance of written asthma action plans and asthma first aid in relation to thunderstorm asthma