Managing asthma in general practice
Evidence shows that patients with chronic respiratory disease benefit from additional time and support which can help them to manage their own condition. This requires a team approach to patient centred care which helps them understand their condition and achieve optimal control with minimal medication. The team would normally be led by the patient’s usual GP and would be supported by the practice nurses.
It is important that both the GP and practice nurses who take on this role have the appropriate education/skills to meet their scope of practice. They need to be able demonstrate skills and knowledge to underpin safe and effective performance. According to the asthma model of care, it is critical for those health professionals delivering asthma care to have access to competency based education and training to ensure maintenance of best practice standards for patients.
With this in mind, Black Swan Health invites GPs and practice nurses to attend our Asthma Best Practice Update, which will provide the latest best practice guidelines for managin asthma.
Asthma Best Practice Update
- Increase understanding of signs and symptoms of asthma.
- Latest clinical guidelines on asthma managements, including inhalers and use of spacers.
- Discussion of triggers, action plans and troubleshooting.
The presenter for the evening will be Elizabeth Whitehurst, a trained Asthma Educator and Respiratory Nurse Specialist who has recently joined Black Swan Health
Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Venue: Wattle Room, Black Swan Health Limited, 137 Main Street, Osborne Park
Time: 5:30pm registration and networking
6:00pm – 8:00pm presentation
Catering: Light refreshments will be provided
RSVP by 23rd May