Dates
From
06 Sep 2018
To
13 Sep 2018
Cost
Free
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Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners
Pharmacists
Professional development points
4
Help your patients to be prepared for “thunderstorm asthma” this year! Learn how to predict an event, who is at risk, what actions and medications may be required.
Sessions
Start Date
13 September 2018 06:00 PM
End Date
13 September 2018 08:45 PM
Werribee Football Club- 13 September 2018
Start Date
06 September 2018 06:00 PM
End Date
06 September 2018 08:45 PM
Sunshine Hospital- 6 September 2018

This free workshop is part of a Victorian Department of Health program to prepare health professionals for the thunderstorm asthma season. 

The workshop will cover:
•    What is thunderstorm asthma?
•    Who is at risk?
•    What to do if thunderstorm asthma is forecast;
•    Asthma management;
•    Asthma action plans;
•    Acute asthma;
•    Asthma and allergies.

Sessions: 
6 September
Western Centre for Health Research and Education, Sunshine Hospital
76 Furlong Road,
St Albans, VIC 3021

13 September
Werribee Football Club, Chirnside Park
220 Watton St 
Werribee, VIC 3030

Learning outcomes

•    Describe the phenomena of thunderstorm asthma;
•    Define who is at greater risk of thunderstorm asthma;
•    Apply current, evidence–based best practice of asthma and allergic rhinitis to professional practice;
•    Describe the importance and use of written asthma action plans;
•    Implement emergency asthma management and asthma first aid.

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