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Asthma

| Vu Huynh | Irena Lim | Kevin Pan | Quan Karen Wang | Michelle Xu |
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Michelle Xu

on 27 October 2016

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Transcript of Asthma

ASTHMA
AETIOLOGY
TREATMENTS
THE ROLE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (4,5)
GPs (General Practitioners)
make the diagnosis of asthma
prescribe medicines and show how to take them

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY
INTERVIEW WITH A HCP
Environmental (2)
Allergens (e.g. dust mites)
Medicines (e.g NSAIDs)
Weather conditions (cold air)
Genetic (2)
Inheritance from parents

Quick-Relief (3)
Bronchodilators
Anticholinergics
Systemic corticosteroids

Asthma Australia (6)
Free and downloadable brochures, first aid posters and fact sheets
Demonstration videos
1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) telephone service
Asthma Assist Package
Asthmakids.org.au
Asthma management course for healthcare professionals
Asthma Control Test

WHAT IS ASTHMA?
“Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways” (1)
National Asthma Council Australia (7)
Demonstration videos
Translated Brochures
First aid chart for asthma for children and adults
Translated Asthma action plans: how to respond to worsened asthma symptoms

Asthma Liaison Nurse Service (8)
Educate children and families admitted to PMH
Help create an asthma action plan
Follow up on patients to educate them and discuss further management
Liaise with other healthcare professionals

Pharmacists
fill prescriptions
provide information on how medicines work
medicines reviews

Practice Nurses
make sure patients are taking the right medicine
show how to use asthma inhaler
go through written asthma action plan

Respiratory physiologists
use special medical equipment to test and measure patients’ breathing

Respiratory physiotherapists
advise on breathing in a more relaxed way
advise on how to manage asthma symptoms

Dietitians
manage food nutrition, including food-related allergies and weight concerns

| Vu Huynh | Irena Lim | Kevin Pan | Karen Wang | Michelle Xu |
COMPARE AND CONTRAST DIFFERENT HCPs (4,5)
Main (GP)
Assistant (pharmacist/nurse)
Specialists (respiratory specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians)
Other (asthma educator)

Long-Term (3)
Leukotriene modifiers
Mast cell stabilisers
Immunomodulator
References
(1) Asthma Information American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology [Internet]. Acaii.org 2016 [cited 23 Oct 2015]. Available from: http://acaai.org/asthma/about M
(2) Causes of asthma NHS choices [Internet]. nhs.uk 2014 [cited 23 Oct 2015]. Available from: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Asthma/Pages/Causes.aspx
(3) How Is Asthma Treated and Controlled? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Internet]. nhs.uk 2014 [cited 23 Oct 2015]. Available from: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma/treatment
(4) Australia: National Asthma Council Ltd. The national asthma council Australia; 2016 Jun [cited 25 Oct 2016]. Available from: https://www.nationalasthma.org.au/health-professionals.
(5) England: Asthma UK. Meet your asthma healthcare team; 2016 [cited 25 Oct 2016]. Available from: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/nhs-care/healthcare-team/.
(6) About Asthma - An Asthma Australia site [Internet]. Asthmaaustralia.org.au. 2016 [cited 25 October 2016]. Available from: http://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/vic/about-asthma
(7) The National Asthma Council Australia [Internet]. Nationalasthma.org.au. 2016 [cited 25 October 2016]. Available from: https://www.nationalasthma.org.au/living-with-asthma
(8) Asthma Liaison Nurse Service - Services A – Z - Child and Adolescent Health Service [Internet]. Pmh.health.wa.gov.au. 2016 [cited 25 October 2016]. Available from: http://www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au/services/asthma/index.htm

Picture reference in order of appearance

https://au.pinterest.com/mfischer5/asthma/
http://firstaidforlife.org.uk/asthma-alcohol-and-pollen/
http://www.allergybangladesh.com/bronchodilator/
http://www.pamf.org/asthma/medications/inhalers/spacer.html





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