Paediatric Asthma: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care

Course Description

This course is underpinned by Scope of Practice (Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2015), the Global Initiative for Asthma Management for 5 years and under (GINA, 2015), and the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish College of General Practitioner guidelines on Asthma Control in General Practice (2012).  It seeks to introduce the nurse to the care of the child and their parents with asthma including diagnosis, management, self-management and education

This course is aimed at nurses working in clinical practice who require updating of their knowledge and skills to care for people with asthma on a day-today basis. The course will assist participants in gaining an understanding of the clinical evidence underpinning the diagnosis and ongoing care and management of the person with asthma utilising current best practice.


AIM

This course aims to provide nurses working in clinical practice with up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable them to care for children and their parents with asthma on a day-today basis.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, learners should be able to:


1.   Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities around the diagnosis of asthma in children.

2.   Demonstrate an understanding of the management of the child with acute and stable asthma utilising current best practice.

3.   Demonstrate an understanding of the Asthma Cycle of Care for the Under 6's.


CONTENT

Indicitive Course Schedule:


09.30am – Registration

09.50am - Introductions and outline for the day 

10.00am – Respiratory Anatomy & Physiology 

10.20am – Pathophysiology of Asthma

11.00am – Break 

11.20am – Assessment and diagnosis of asthma 

12.00pm - Management of stable and acute asthma in children 

1.15pm – Lunch 

2.15pm – Inhaler techniques 

2.45pm – Case studies

3.15pm – Asthma Cycle of Care 

4.00pm - Questions, discussion and evaluation  

4.30pm - Close 


DELIVERY

The course is delivered live online or on-site in one day.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND


Nurses on the live register of NMBI who are working in the private healthcare sector.


CERTIFICATION

Learners who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.



BOOKING

This course is available for group bookings only. To enquire about a group booking and receive a quote, please contact us.

The cost of this course is subsidised for businesses in the private healthcare sector in Ireland. 

Trainer’s Profile

Trainer Name: Ruth Morrow MSc., BNS., RANP., RNP., RGN

Ruth received her general training in the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin and in 1992 chose the career path of practice nursing one year following qualification. She is currently employed in a single-handed General Practice in rural Co Leitrim. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing Studies degree programme in the distance learning centre (Oscail) at DCU and followed this with a Masters in Nursing Science from the University of Manchester and the Royal College of Nursing in the UK. In 2001, she received Clinical Nurse Specialist status and in November 2005 was accredited as the first Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care in Ireland. Her role primarily focuses on long term conditions which include diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, coronary heart disease, COPD and asthma. In 2010, she completed the Certificate in Nurse/Midwife prescribing and became a Registered Nurse Prescriber. Ruth has published many articles on a wide range of clinical issues. She is currently consulting editor of Nursing in General Practice, the official journal of the Irish Practice Nurses Association. In 2015, she was appointed clinical director of NurseCPD which publishes e-learning modules for nurses. She is a trainer for Education for Health in the UK for the Asthma Diploma. She is also a tutor for the asthma and COPD on-line modules in NUIG. Ruth also runs her own consultancy business and has written and developed a number of respiratory education programmes which have been approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland and are delivered to practice nurses nationally. Ruth frequently supports the Asthma Society of Ireland, the Leitrim Branch of Diabetes Ireland and Special Olympics Ireland. In 2010 and 2014, she was the Medical Co-ordinator with the Irish Special Olympics European Team in Poland and Belgium respectively. In 2017, she was the medical co-ordinator for Irish Special Olympics World Team for the World Winter Games in Austria and has been recently appointed as the Medical Co-ordinator for Team Ireland for the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys walking, yoga, cycling, crocheting reading and gardening.

Course Details

  • Category: General Practice Training
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Venue: Live online or on-site
  • Duration: Days: 1
  • LHP Skillnet Member Price: NA
  • Non-Members Price: NA
  • Unemployed: No
  • Accreditation: NMBI Accredited
  • Award: NMBI CEUs
  • Credits/CEU's: 5 CEUs
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Course Description

This course is underpinned by Scope of Practice (Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2015), the Global Initiative for Asthma Management for 5 years and under (GINA, 2015), and the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish College of General Practitioner guidelines on Asthma Control in General Practice (2012).  It seeks to introduce the nurse to the care of the child and their parents with asthma including diagnosis, management, self-management and education

This course is aimed at nurses working in clinical practice who require updating of their knowledge and skills to care for people with asthma on a day-today basis. The course will assist participants in gaining an understanding of the clinical evidence underpinning the diagnosis and ongoing care and management of the person with asthma utilising current best practice.


AIM

This course aims to provide nurses working in clinical practice with up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable them to care for children and their parents with asthma on a day-today basis.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, learners should be able to:


1.   Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities around the diagnosis of asthma in children.

2.   Demonstrate an understanding of the management of the child with acute and stable asthma utilising current best practice.

3.   Demonstrate an understanding of the Asthma Cycle of Care for the Under 6's.


CONTENT

Indicitive Course Schedule:


09.30am – Registration

09.50am - Introductions and outline for the day 

10.00am – Respiratory Anatomy & Physiology 

10.20am – Pathophysiology of Asthma

11.00am – Break 

11.20am – Assessment and diagnosis of asthma 

12.00pm - Management of stable and acute asthma in children 

1.15pm – Lunch 

2.15pm – Inhaler techniques 

2.45pm – Case studies

3.15pm – Asthma Cycle of Care 

4.00pm - Questions, discussion and evaluation  

4.30pm - Close 


DELIVERY

The course is delivered live online or on-site in one day.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND


Nurses on the live register of NMBI who are working in the private healthcare sector.


CERTIFICATION

Learners who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance.



BOOKING

This course is available for group bookings only. To enquire about a group booking and receive a quote, please contact us.

The cost of this course is subsidised for businesses in the private healthcare sector in Ireland. 

Trainer’s Profile

Trainer Name: Ruth Morrow MSc., BNS., RANP., RNP., RGN

Ruth received her general training in the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin and in 1992 chose the career path of practice nursing one year following qualification. She is currently employed in a single-handed General Practice in rural Co Leitrim. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing Studies degree programme in the distance learning centre (Oscail) at DCU and followed this with a Masters in Nursing Science from the University of Manchester and the Royal College of Nursing in the UK. In 2001, she received Clinical Nurse Specialist status and in November 2005 was accredited as the first Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care in Ireland. Her role primarily focuses on long term conditions which include diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, coronary heart disease, COPD and asthma. In 2010, she completed the Certificate in Nurse/Midwife prescribing and became a Registered Nurse Prescriber. Ruth has published many articles on a wide range of clinical issues. She is currently consulting editor of Nursing in General Practice, the official journal of the Irish Practice Nurses Association. In 2015, she was appointed clinical director of NurseCPD which publishes e-learning modules for nurses. She is a trainer for Education for Health in the UK for the Asthma Diploma. She is also a tutor for the asthma and COPD on-line modules in NUIG. Ruth also runs her own consultancy business and has written and developed a number of respiratory education programmes which have been approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland and are delivered to practice nurses nationally. Ruth frequently supports the Asthma Society of Ireland, the Leitrim Branch of Diabetes Ireland and Special Olympics Ireland. In 2010 and 2014, she was the Medical Co-ordinator with the Irish Special Olympics European Team in Poland and Belgium respectively. In 2017, she was the medical co-ordinator for Irish Special Olympics World Team for the World Winter Games in Austria and has been recently appointed as the Medical Co-ordinator for Team Ireland for the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys walking, yoga, cycling, crocheting reading and gardening.