New webinar series to help NT asthma sufferers

New webinar series to help NT asthma sufferers

NT PHN has launched a new webinar series with the National Asthma Council of Australia in response to ongoing demand from health professionals to treat the chronic illness in the Territory.

The webinar series will cover the essentials of best-practice asthma and respiratory management for primary care health professionals.

It will provide ways to improve and maintain optimal asthma control and guidelines for medication management including correct techniques for the effective use of asthma devices.

The webinar will also detail techniques for identifying and managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a collection of lung diseases that cause breathing problems and obstruct airflow. This group of diseases can include severe asthma.

Donna Green from NT PHN said the Asthma webinar series will ensure all NT health professionals, including those working in remote communities, have access to this important training.

“Asthma is a chronic illness and severe asthma attacks if not treated can be fatal.

“We know around 7.4% of Territorians have asthma while Indigenous Australians are twice as likely to report having asthma compared with non-Indigenous Australians.

“The Asthma Webinar Series will provide up to date, evidence-based asthma management information to help diagnose and treat different age groups in primary care from school-aged children through to adults.

“We encourage all NT health workers, whether they are GPs, Practice Nurses, pharmacists, Aboriginal health practitioners, physiotherapists or other allied health professionals to attend this important webinar series.”

The four-part Asthma webinar series will cover a different topic each session, they are:

  1. Adult asthma management – What’s new 25 October
  2. Little Lungs – A Paediatric Asthma Update 9 November
  3. Asthma & COPD – They do overlap 7 December 2022
  4. Take a Breath – Asthma/COPD medications and devices February 2023 *date TBC

The first Webinar will be held on 25 October 6:00pm-7:30pm ACST.

For more information and to register, view our Professional Development calendar.

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