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P14 Paediatric asthma essentials

Course summary

This practical study day offers health professionals a comprehensive overview of the assessment and management of asthma in children. Special consideration is given to the latest British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines, giving participants the confidence to implement this evidence based tool into their practice. Informal lectures and interactive practical sessions make this a stimulating, informative and enjoyable programme.

Who should attend?

Advanced nurse practitioners
Nurse practitioners
Practice nurses
School nurses
Paediatric nurses
Community nurses
Allied health professionals
Junior doctors

Important notes

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance included.

Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Review basic principles of normal lung function and development
  • Discuss and apply the BTS guidelines in assessing and managing child with asthma.
  • Explore key issues in asthma management such as patient compliance.
  • Be more confident in assessment and treatment of acute exacerbations.
  • Look at effective ways of evaluating practice.

Course programme

  • Paediatric asthma- the statistics
  • Normal respiratory function and lung development in children- an overview
  • The BTS guidelines
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment- what's new, what isn't
  • Evidence based practice- what's in, what's out including current NICE guidelines
  • Patient education
  • Concordance and compliance
  • Acute Asthma exacerbation:
  • -Why do they occur?
  • -Assessment of severity
  • -Treatment of an acute attack
  • Outcomes and audit

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