Skills for asthma management
28th April 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Healthcare professionals, medical providers, and those with a responsibility for caring for a person with a chronic medical condition in an educational setting or workplace.
This course is designed to inform and educate people who are supporting others with their asthma either in the education setting or in the workplace. It presents an overview on asthma and current guidelines, management, and assessment skills.
Training topics will include
- What is asthma?
- The practicalities of asthma care in the workplace
- Asthma management
- To understand the changes that occur in the lungs when asthma is present
- To have an awareness of treatment and management including inhaler techniques
- To be able to assess and manage an asthma attack.
Jane Graham, Director, Hieda
Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 31 years of nursing background; 17 of which is in trauma and intensive care. Whilst in PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilize and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learned advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions, and trauma.
She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University. She has been a DSL for Safeguarding at an independent boarding school where she was Lead Nurse. She is also an instructor for Qualsafe, an awarding body approved by the HSE.
Becca Batt, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, The Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Rebecca qualified as an RGN/RSCN in 1993 from Sheffield School of Nursing. She spent 10 years working in Paediatric Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street and Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital. She gained a BSc (Hons) from London South Bank University in Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing in 2004. She was a Practice Educator at GOSH before starting as a Nurse Specialist at Asthma UK. This led to an interest in Paediatric Allergy and she began her career in allergy in 2007 when she became a Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist at King’s College Hospital. She gained the MSc in Allergy from Imperial College, London in 2011 with Distinction. She is now an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at The Evelina London Children’s Hospital and is also a Non-Medical Prescriber.
Rebecca is the Senior Clinical Lead for the nursing team and regularly speaks at national study events and conferences. She lectures at LSBU on the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Pathway and the Non-Medical Prescribing Course and on the Allergy MSc at Imperial College, London. She is a Course Director for the Allergy Academy and organises national study events for allergy healthcare professionals across the country.
- Member rate: £135
- Non-member rate: £270*
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