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Childhood asthma - Management and nursing care

CPD Hours



Community and primary health care
Neonates and paediatrics
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This is the second module in a two part series on childhood asthma.

It focuses on the management of asthma in children.

This module discusses triggers and acute exacerbations of asthma and explains common pharmacological treatment options.

It also provides an overview of the management of acute and chronic symptoms of asthma and theimportance of asthma action plans.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions among children worldwide.

It is characterised by recurrent symptoms, including wheeze, shortness of breath, cough, and chest tightness, that arise as a result of inflammation and airway resistance.

Asthma is associated with significant childhood morbidity causing fatigue, reduced activity levels, impaired development, and poor social interaction.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • List common triggers of asthma
  • Identify symptoms of an acute asthma exacerbation
  • Understand the most common pharmacological treatment options of asthma
  • Understand the basic treatment guidelines for the management of asthma
  • Understand the importance of asthma action plans

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