This Paediatric Asthma workshop is designed for Healthcare professionals, including health visitors, school nurses and practice nurses, who care for children suffering from asthma – a condition which currently affects one in every eleven children in the UK, and which is becoming increasingly prevalent.

Taught by expert practising clinicians, this workshop has been developed as an introduction to paediatric asthma, particularly in primary care and community settings. It will help you to recognise and manage acute symptoms, to identify poor control of the condition and to decide when the patient should be referred on.

Through informal lectures and interactive practical sessions delivered in an informal and supportive environment, you will gain the confidence to effectively manage children with asthma at home, at school and in early years’ settings.

You will learn to:

Understand the epidemiology and impact of asthma
Make an accurate diagnosis
Assess and manage acute episodes
Apply BTS/SIGN guidelines in management
Use inhaler devices
Manage asthma in schools
Course Details

Assessment Method: No assessment – informal lectures and interactive sessions

Study Method: Interactive study day

Duration: One Day

Accrediting Institution: Royal College of GPs