This CPD certified e-learning course is aimed at GPs, nurse prescribers, PCN and practice pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, medicines optimisation teams and community pharmacists.
The course is broken down into nine modules including:
1. Overview of asthma
2. Triggers, co-morbidities, lifestyle and self-management
3. Medicines used in the treatment of asthma
4. Inhaler devices
5. NICE treatment pathways
6. Guidelines and reports
8. Review and follow-up
9. Covid-19 pandemic
There are also two practical case studies covering the management of asthma in an adult and in a child.
The course should take around 3 hours 20 minutes in total to complete, but we recommend that it is taken in stages and not in a single sitting.
Quizzes at the end of each module will test understanding and recap on key learning points, and a pass mark of 70% is required in the final assessment to complete the course and receive a certificate.
Our user testers say:
“The asthma course is excellent; it’s concise, engaging, up to date and easy to apply to practice.”
“A very useful clinical resource for understanding everything needed for safe and effective adult and paediatric asthma treatment pathways and the associated issues like the carbon footprints of inhalers that also need to be considered.”
“The Asthma e-learning course is yet another fantastic resource from PrescQIPP to support pharmacy and wider healthcare professionals, and will be particularly valuable for anyone undertaking asthma medication reviews.”