Good Medicine Better Health
Good Medicine Better Health: Asthma
This course consists of four 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners to educate patients about their asthma, their asthma medicines and devices, and how to support a person having an asthma attack.
Start: 24 December 2019
These modules have been developed by NPS MedicineWise in consultation with the Good Medicine Better Health Advisory Group, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA), National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA), Asthma Australia and National Asthma Council.
These four modules aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate patients about their asthma, their asthma medicines and devices, and how to support a person having an asthma flare-up.
These modules will help you to explain:
- asthma to patients and be familiar with the signs and symptoms of asthma
- the different medicines available and when it is appropriate to use these medicines
- the correct techniques for various asthma inhalers and spacers
- the signs of an asthma flare-up, what to do in the community and the need and elements of an asthma action plan.