APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Asthma Fundamentals for Primary Health Care Nurses
This module has been developed to provide an understanding of Welcome to Asthma Fundamentals for Primary Health Care Nurses. This module 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.
This module uses the Australian Asthma Handbook 2014 as its framework.
This module should take you approximately one (1) hour to complete. 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.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Define asthma,
- Evaluate a patient’s history and symptoms to identify potential asthma,
- Perform the necessary steps to manage a patient’s asthma control, and
- Implement a recall and reminder system for reviewing asthma patients.
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.