HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Asthma Australia has partnered with Reed Medical Education and the Spirometry Training Company to create online options for asthma health professional training. Our aim is to build the capacity of health professionals and community agencies to deliver patient centred asthma care.
Spirometry Learning

Fundamentals in Spirometry – Online

Asthma Australia in partnership with Spirometry Training Company, are offering Fundamentals in Spirometry. This online spirometry training course is designed to give participants a solid theoretical foundation in how to perform quality spirometry to international best practice standards to optimise asthma diagnosis and management.
Online spirometry training is recommended when practical training is not accessible, affordable or it’s simply impossible to take staff away from the busy workplace. The online training interface adopts electronic media, animations and other communication technologies to teach practical skills re-enforce the theoretical concepts learnt.

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Course Topics

  • Understand the concepts of Spirometry
  • Understand the international guidelines
  • Understand quality control and infection control requirements
  • To implement best practice approach to optimise asthma diagnosis and management in general practice

The online spirometry training course has 7 modules, each requiring completion prior to progression.

Cost
Course fee is $310 (+GST) per participant.

Course Recognition

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate indicating 7 hours of online learning. This certificate is valid for 2 years.
Please note that this course DOES NOT meet the requirements for the QLD or NSW health surveillance for Coal Mine Workers without attendance at a virtual workshop.

ThinkGP Asthma Education - Asthma in Australia: Practical Solutions for challenges in primary care

ThinkGP Asthma Education - Asthma in Australia: Practical Solutions for challenges in primary care

Available on Think GP is the Asthma in Australia: Practical Solutions for challenges in primary care Accredited Learning Module (ALM).

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There are six modules which are available as one Accredited Learning Module (ALM) and six individual modules, covering:

  1. Introduction: Asthma basics
  2. Partnering with your patients
  3. Adjusting treatment and encouraging adherence
  4. Preventative care to the stop asthma flares
  5. Paediatric asthma
  6. Severe asthma

This ALM explores the impact of asthma for patients, and common challenges to providing optimal care in primary practice. Based on current Australian guidelines, the ALM covers best practice diagnostic and management principles, strategies for preventive care and reducing the risk of hospitalisation, and real-world tips for making the most of your consultation time with a patient.

Patient case studies and downloadable resources are included throughout the ALM, as well as information on ways to tailor treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Accreditation information:

These activities are accredited for general practitioners with both the RACGP CPD program and the ACRRM PDP program. The ALM is an accredited CPD activity worth 40 RACGP CPD points or 6 ACRRM PDP hours. 1-hr modules completed outside of the ALM are worth 2 RACGP CPD points or 1 ACRRM PDP hour each. For nurses and other professions, you may be able to self-claim this activity via your CPD governing body.

Register at https://www.thinkgp.com.au/content-partner/asthmaaustralia

Cost: Free

Patient case studies and downloadable resources are included throughout the ALM, as well as information on ways to tailor treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Accreditation information:

These activities are accredited for general practitioners with both the RACGP CPD program and the ACRRM PDP program. The ALM is an accredited CPD activity worth 40 RACGP CPD points or 6 ACRRM PDP hours. 1-hr modules completed outside of the ALM are worth 2 RACGP CPD points or 1 ACRRM PDP hour each. For nurses and other professions, you may be able to self-claim this activity via your CPD governing body.

Register at https://www.thinkgp.com.au/content-partner/asthmaaustralia

Cost: Free

Testimonials

“I’ve learned that the more educated patients are about their condition, the less attacks and more progress they will have”

“I couldn’t find a single comprehensive resource to study Asthma in a structured way before I did these modules”

“This program helped me to understand asthma treatment is more than just inhaler therapy”

“Now I know where the patients can get apps and websites to educate them more”

“Will encourage other practitioners to take these modules”