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Lecture Overview

In order to manage asthma, and provide comprehensive and relevant education for patients and families, it is essential to understand the underlying pathophysiology. This session will review what happens to the airways during an asthma event, common asthma treatments and the long-term effects.

Educators

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Michelle Sammann

Michelle Sammann has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science) and is currently the Acting Education and Training Manager at Asthma Australia. Michelle started her career as a Medical Scientist working in hospital pathology laboratories in Melbourne. Switching careers, she began working as a trainer/assessor in 2003, gaining a Cert. IV in Training and Assessment and a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Anaphylaxis Management Training in 2008. For the past 15 years, Michelle has worked for The Asthma Foundation of Victoria and Asthma Australia in various roles including as an asthma educator, licensed trainer, asthma COACH®, first aid course consultant, integrated care coordinator as well as delivering emergency asthma management, thunderstorm asthma and anaphylaxis awareness sessions to the public and community groups. In addition, she delivers ‘Train the Trainer’ courses in asthma and anaphylaxis and is currently involved in the development of a Certificate IV in Community Asthma Services. Michelle is passionate about asthma education and best practice healthcare for people living with asthma.

Reviews

4.4

37 Total Rating(s)

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Josephine Irwin
16 Jun 2019

A great resource to reinforce existing knowledge and to get back to the basics of understanding asthma. The pathophysiology and the causes, triggers, signs, symptoms and treatments. I can improve my knowledge and be confident in my ability to educate patients and their families.

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Sophie Featherstone
04 Jun 2019

Good refresher on the basics of asthma.

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justine grace sanchez brabante
04 Jun 2019

it was an amazing learning material.

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Kay Johnson
31 May 2019

Good content

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Heather Jensen
31 May 2019

I enjoyed this lecture as it has been relevant as I now look after an older generation of asthma sufferers. Its informative and is an excellent overview of the condition.

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Natalie Hurst
29 May 2019

This course on asthma has refreshed my memory of the pathophysiological changes during asthma and the many avoidable and non avoidable triggers that cause asthma. It was very useful to learn about the newer medications available to people with asthma

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Loraine Pennycuick
29 May 2019

I found this resource very helpful and informative. I was not aware that the unnecessary use of Panadol can increase the possibility of an asthma attack I was also unaware of the number of different types of asthma. I found the section of non-steroidal medications very helpful, particularly the fact that it can cause suicidal thoughts in young people

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Damien Mark Jardine
28 May 2019

Some good content. The speaker was annoying repeatedly using umms and errs during talking, I find this very difficult to listen to.

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Kerry Fioramonte
28 May 2019

Very interesting, encouraged me to review my pharmaceutic knowledge

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m hely
28 May 2019

Very interesting topic