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Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.4
Total Rating(s)118
First Published
Updated19 August 2019
Expires 19 August 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will briefly overview two respiratory conditions - asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It will then focus on providing an evidenced update on the treatment of asthma, COPD and when the two cognitions co-exist (asthma-COPD overlap).

Need

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) are chronic lung disorders that occur frequently in the general population. Patient outcomes require that these respiratory conditions are well understood and that health professionals are familiar with current treatment options.

Purpose

The purpose of this video learning activity is to provide health professionals with education relating to asthma and COPD in order to support best patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes
  • A person in your care, who manifests signs and symptoms of asthma or COPD will be either treated or referred for appropriate treatment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the treatment of asthma and COPD will support the best-practice use of medicines and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effects.
  • People in your care will receive correct evidence-based education about the use of medicines used to treat asthma and COPD.
Target Audience

All health professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Course, given the prevalence of asthma and COPD.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a community health centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.4
Total Rating(s)118
First Published
Updated19 August 2019
Expires 19 August 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Chronic Illness
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Pulmonary Care
Pneumonia
Asthma
Thoracic
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.4
118 Total Rating(s)
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Samantha Morgan
16 Feb 2020

Good review of Asthma & COPD along with treatment & management

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Gemma Gray
10 Feb 2020

Very informative and well presented

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Louise Burnett
07 Feb 2020

great presenter

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Nicole Baylon
01 Feb 2020

very and informative and in-depth presentation on asthma and COPD. Also very insightful in regards to the different kinds of medications for treatment, as well as their role in managing these conditions

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Veena Radha
27 Jan 2020

Excellent

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Maryanne O'Neill
27 Jan 2020

Informative! A great visual way to learn about Asthma and COPD and the medication inhaler groups to assist as part of the management plan. There are a number of additional references to refer to extend even further learning about Asthma and COPD as there is a plethora of information on both topic areas.

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Justine Carol Nannono
25 Jan 2020

Awesome

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David Brannigan
22 Jan 2020

There was a lot of great information here, but I would like to see more about emergency response.

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Brydie Grossman
21 Jan 2020

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Nicola Murphy
21 Jan 2020

Very informative