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Asthma in children

Asthma in children

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Time to Complete

1 hour


July 10, 2017


April 4, 2018

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
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    Activity authors
    Jane Scullion
    Respiratory nurse consultant

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

    Test author
    MIMS Learning


    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.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required