Asthma in Spring – Allergies and Thunderstorms – 29 August

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN), Murray PHN, Gippsland PHN, North Western Melbourne PHN, Eastern Melbourne PHN, South Eastern Melbourne PHN and Primary Health Tasmania are please to invite you to attend this webinar.

This 1 hour session has a focus on spring time asthma and allergic rhinitis and how to manage both conditions, using the latest evidence-based guidelines. Thunderstorm asthma is a spring time phenomenon that all health professionals in primary care need to be prepared for. Under the last series (held 2018-2023), 100% of survey respondents reported the webinar either ‘partially’ or ‘entirely’ met their learning objectives.

Topics:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Describe the association between allergic rhinitis and asthma
  • Summarise the treatment guidelines for allergic rhinitis
  • Describe those at greater risk of thunderstorm asthma and the guidelines for management
  • Summarise the importance of written asthma action plans and asthma first aid in thunderstorm asthma season

Speaker:

  • Narelle Williamson, Senior Clinical Consultant – National Asthma Council

Narelle Williamson is the Senior Clinical Consultant at the National Asthma Council Australia. She is a registered nurse and respiratory educator, with over 25 years’ experience in acute hospital settings and primary health care.

Narelle has developed nurse-led respiratory clinics in primary care and for the past 12 years, most recently in Melbourne’s east.
Before her consultant management role at the NAC, she spent 15 years as nursing manager at a large and highly regarded general practice.

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