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Asthma in under five-year-olds

Dr David McNamara talks through addressing the challenges and barriers to diagnosis of asthma in the under five-year-old child.


Take home messages


  1. Asthma and wheeze, management of acute
  2. New Zealand Child Asthma Guidelines 2020
  3. Child Asthma Action Plan


Dr David McNamara

Paediatric Specialist

Dr David McNamara is a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep medicine specialist employed at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland. He is a graduate of Auckland Medical School and completed paediatric respiratory training in 2006. He underwent sleep medicine training at Sydney Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests include asthma and obstructive sleep apnoea in children. His research interests include the use of humidification therapy in children with tracheostomies and the assessment of health-related quality of life in technology-dependent children and their families.