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Asthma in children

Asthma in children

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

July 10, 2017

Updated

November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma, how to get the medication right and lifestyle modifications. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include when to do spirometry, identifying triggers and developing action plans.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Undertake a structured clinical assessment of a child with asthma symptoms
  • Discuss parental ideas and concerns
  • Identify allergic and non-allergic triggers
  • Advise on lifestyle modifications and breathing exercise programmes
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Jane Scullion
    Respiratory nurse consultant
    Leicestershire
    UK

    Dr Steve Holmes
    GP with an interest in respiratory care
    Shepton Mallet
    Somerset
    UK

    Test author
    MIMS Learning
    Twickenham
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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