Educational visit

Paediatric asthma: breathing new life into diagnosis and management

Could you be missing important differences between diagnosing and managing asthma in preschool and school-age children, and how treatment of children's asthma differs from that of adults?

  • Start: 2 March 2020
  • Cost: free

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Accreditation

One-on-one discussion
This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020–2022 triennium (activity: 191089)

Small group meeting
This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020–2022 triennium (activity: 190647)

One-on-one discussion
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour under the educational activity category in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2020–2022 triennium (activity: 19024).

Small group meeting
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour under the educational activity category in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2020–2022 triennium (activity: 18905).

 

About

Recent discussion in the media of new treatment options for asthma has highlighted the complexity of managing this common condition.

This educational visit provides clarity on the latest guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric asthma, including the differences between diagnosing and managing asthma in preschool and school-age children, and how treatment of children’s asthma differs from that of adults.

Discussion will also cover when regular preventer treatment is required and how to optimise different preventer options for the two age groups.

Educational visits are available as:

  • One-on-one: a 30-minute in-practice discussion for GPs, tailored to individual learning needs. To comply with current state and territory regulations for social distancing.
  • Small group: a 1-hour group discussion (complying with current state and territory regulations for social distancing) for GPs, pharmacists and nurses.
  • Virtual visits: via video call. Available to support practices who wish to continue educational activities without a face-to-face appointment.
 

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for one-on-one educational visits:

  • Use spirometry to confirm a diagnoses of asthma for children 6 years and older.
  • Apply Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines when prescribing low-dose ICS if regular preventer treatment is required for children.
  • Determine when appropriate prescribing of ICS + LABA fixed-dose combinations is required for children, in accordance with Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines.
  • Create an individualised asthma action plans using a shared decision-making approach for effective management of asthma in children.

Learning outcomes for small group meeting:

  • Use spirometry to confirm a diagnoses of asthma for children 6 years and older.
  • Apply Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines when prescribing low-dose ICS if regular preventer treatment is required for children.
  • Determine when appropriate prescribing of ICS + LABA fixed-dose combinations is required for children, in accordance with Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines.
  • Create an individualised asthma action plans using a shared decision-making approach for effective management of asthma in children.
  • Discuss systems in your practice and prioritise areas where you can improve asthma management for children.