20 July 2021
About this Course
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. New Zealand has one of the highest reported cases of asthma globally, with the prevalence of asthma highest amongst children and young adults.
It is dominant amongst Māori and Pacific children.
This short course incorporates:
- Asthma & Respiratory Foundation; NZ Child Asthma Guidelines (2020)
- SIGN 158: British guideline on the management of asthma (2019)
- Starship Clinical Guideline: Asthma and wheeze, management of acute (2019)
Following completion of this short course you will:
- Understand diagnostic assessment by age group
- Understand non-pharmacological aspects of asthma management
- Manage pharmacological treatment of asthma in a step wise approach
- Know how to manage acute asthma in primary care and red flags for referral
- Understand the factors that contribute to inequalities in asthma health outcomes.
Note that this module covers assessment and management for children aged under 12 years. The assessment and management of adolescents is outside the scope of the module.
Content created in 2020 by Dr Grace Lee, FRNZCGP, MBCHB, BSc, DipTravMed, with specialist review by Dr Rebecca Alekzander, Paediatrician at Kidz First Children’s Hospital & Community Health. Clinical Lead Inpatient Service.
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