101 - Asthma Fundamentals for Primary Health Care Nurses

 101 - Asthma Fundamentals for Primary Health Care Nurses
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Course Overview

Asthma Fundamentals for Primary Health Care Nurses has been designed to provide you with the skills to effectively identify potential asthma in your patients and will outline the key steps necessary in diagnosis and ongoing management.

The module uses the Australian Asthma Handbook as its framework.

Estimated Duration

1 hour

If you wish to take a break from the module at any stage, you can return to any completed page by using the index at the beginning of the module.

About the Author

This module was developed by the National Asthma Council Australia for the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association with funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define asthma and the pathophysiology of its effects on the lungs.
  • List the symptoms experienced with asthma.
  • Explain the process that patients may go through to receive an asthma diagnosis.
  • Describe the risk factors for asthma and triggers that may cause exacerbations and how these can be managed.
  • Discuss the necessary steps to support optimal self-management and effective symptom control.
  • Explain what nursing actions can be taken when reviewing patients with asthma.

Target Audience 

Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.

What you’ll get

At the completion of each module you will be presented with a brief online assessment that will test your underpinning knowledge.

To fully complete the course and claim your full CPD hours, we recommend you also complete the corresponding survey at the end. It only takes a few minutes to complete.

Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the ‘My Training’ section of APNA Online Learning.

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


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