Asthma is a common chronic respiratory issue seen in children, however many children may be misdiagnosed as having asthma due to them having symptoms such as cough or wheeze. It is important that nurses understand the correct diagnosis, assessment, and management of asthma. In order for families to manage their child’s asthma, they need to be given education around use of inhalers, using a spacer and the Asthma Action Plan. Controlling a child’s asthma at home can mean fewer asthma attacks, lessen the need for emergency hospital visits and decrease parental distress.
In this video learning activity, you will:
- Gain an understanding of asthma and primary prevention
- Recognise asthma triggers and symptoms
- Explore/Examine asthma medications in paediatrics, including correct device technique
- Review the importance of asthma action plans and first aid.
This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.