Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis and Management of Adult Asthma

Audience

This 6 week 8 hour CPD module is suitable for healthcare professionals who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in asthma utilising the most up to date evidence-based guidance. Delivered through a combination of interactive e-learning, videos, case studies and live webinar sessions.

Following completion of ALL elements, you will receive a certificate for 8 hours CPD.

These are FULLY FUNDED PLACES supported by the pharmaceutical industry. 

Learning objectives

To be able to:

  • Apply the latest asthma guidance

  • Understand the diagnostic criteria to reach a robust diagnosis

  • Identify the goals of asthma treatment and the challenges

  • Understand the treatment options and tailor them to the patient

  • Recognise patients with sub-optimal asthma control at risk of exacerbation and hospital admission and how to address this, knowing when to refer

  • Provide a good quality review with supported self-management 

Course Content

Unit 1

Asthma Diagnosis

2 hours

Part 1 E-learning 1.5 hours to be completed over 2 weeks before unit 1 webinar

  • Setting the scene: asthma in the UK

  • Structure and function of a normal respiratory system

  • Asthma on the inside: the pathophysiological changes that occur in asthma

  • Asthma on the outside: clinical signs and symptoms

  • The importance of history taking and the relevance of objective tests

  • Assessing the probability of asthma

  • Making a diagnosis in line with current guidance

Part 2 Live webinar 2 weeks after starting unit 1

  • Case study based discussion to consolidate learning

  • Q&A

Unit 2

Asthma Management: treatment

2 hours

Part 1 E-learning 1.5 hours to be completed over 2 weeks before unit 2 webinar

  • The aim of asthma management

  • The pharmacology of asthma: 

    • Inhaled Corticosteroids

    • Inhaled Bronchodilators

    • Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists

  • Current guidance on the management of asthma

  • Stepping up and stepping down treatment

  • Assessment and management of acute asthma

Part 2 Live webinar 2 weeks after starting unit 2

  • Case study based discussion to consolidate learning

  • Q&A

Unit 3

An effective asthma review

2 hours

Part 1 E-learning 1.5 hours to be completed over 2 weeks before unit 3 webinar

The purpose of an annual review and managing challenges in asthma management:​

  • Symptom assessment

  • Inhaler technique and tailoring the device to the patient

  • Overcoming non adherence

  • Recognising and addressing short acting beta₂ agonist (SABA) overuse

  • Identifying co-morbidities that can negatively impact asthma

  • Reducing hospital admissions: providing supported self-management

Part 2 Live webinar 2 weeks after starting unit 3

  • Case study based discussion to consolidate learning

  • Q&A

Part 3 Post module self-assessment 30 mins

  • Quiz

Conditions of pharmaceutical company funded places:

The module is supported by 3 pharmaceutical companies. 1 company will be delivering a 10 minute presentation at the start of each webinar and will request your email permission.

To book a place please complete the registration form below.

AVAILABLE TO BOOK: 

Cohort 11 Start date: 27th April 2021 (date from which you can access the-learning)

Fully funded. This cohort is supported by the pharmaceutical industry

You MUST be able to complete the e-learning and attend all 3 live webinar dates to book onto this module which are as follows:

Unit 1 webinar: 11th May 10:30-11:45am

Unit 2 webinar: 25th May 10:30-11:45am

Unit 3 webinar: 8th June 10:30-11:45am

For notifications of new course dates you can follow the Facebook page @respiratoryeducation

Contact

Please note: this form is to ask a question. To register for a course, please complete the registration form towards the bottom of the course page.