Events and Education
Thunderstorm Asthma Workshops
The thunderstorm asthma workshops aim to prepare primary health care professionals for the thunderstorm asthma season, and more specifically for the DHHS thunderstorm asthma public health campaign (launching in early September) that is expected to increase public awareness and interaction of the public with primary health care.
National Asthma Council.
Health professionals including GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists and Physiotherapists.
6pm registration and light supper. Commence workshop 6:30 - 8.30pm.
The workshop will cover
- What is thunderstorm asthma?
- Who is at risk?
- What to do if thunderstorm asthma is forecast
- Asthma management
- Asthma action plans
- Acute asthma
- Asthma and allergies
- Describe the phenomena of thunderstorm asthma
- Define who is at greater risk of thunderstorm asthma
- Apply current, evidence -based best practice of asthma and allergic rhinitis to professional practice
- Describe the importance of written asthma action plans and how to use them
- Increase knowledge of emergency asthma management and asthma first aid
Please contact SEMPHN Education Officer Stephenie Cook via email or 03 8514 6609.
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