Description

This study morning is designed to provide generalists with a key clinical update on respiratory topics. It will highlightimportant clinical aspects from some of the latest guidelines, research and evidence as well as concentrating on practicalclinical tips – and avoiding pitfalls.It is designed for general practitioners and other clinicians responsible for respiratory care in their practice or community.It will not cover a lot of policy, national directives and strategic papers, nor will it cover lots of graphs and confidenceintervals – concentrating on “clinical stuff” for clinicians.If you have been before – the pace will remain quick, the coverage will be emphasising changes in clinical practice but willcontinue to rapidly reinforce best practice that has not changed.Key Topics in 2019Asthma 2019 Diagnosis and how this relates to new guidelines and clinical practice in a busy work environment Treatment update (stepping up and down maintenance therapy and acute management); non pharmacological areas. Hazards of short acting beta agonist therapy Asthma, exercise and breathlessnessCOPD 2019 Accurate diagnosis in COPD and new guidelines update Treatment update (maintenance therapy (including stepping up and down therapy levels) and acute management (including self management packs)Hot Topics 2019Hot topics are designed to be exactly that – new issues or important areas that are topical and relevant in clinical practice– they will be a variety of lengths but designed to be quick interesting and useful in the workplace.Topics including Smoking and e-cigarettes latest news Antibiotics in respiratory care update Basics of inhaler device technique Air Travel Seasonal topic: Latest tips for the diagnosis / management of important Allergic rhinitis or influenza immunisation respiratory conditions