Asthma Australia: new online training modules
GPs have access to new Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) training modules courtesy of the Lung Foundation Australia. These tools provide best-practice information for health professionals, contributing to consistent quality health care for asthma patients. The Lung Foundation modules can be found online here.
Following the thunderstorm asthma event in November 2016, it is important for GPs to have an asthma plan in place to assist patients. A previous issue of GPNN outlined important information on how best to prepare for the possibility of another thunderstorm asthma event in 2017. The National Asthma Council Australia has recently released a range of resources for healthcare professionals in the event of another thunderstorm asthma, which can be accessed here.
The Asthma Australia website also contains general information about asthma which may be of use to GPs, including how to respond to an asthma emergency. Specific resources for health professionals can be found here.