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Lecture Overview

Asthma flare-ups, regardless of their severity, can be terrifying. When they occur it is vital that we as healthcare professionals are up-to-date and can respond with appropriate action. This session will bring you up to speed on asthma treatments and improve your confidence in recognising and responding to an emergency asthma situations.


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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.



8 Total Rating(s)

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Josephine Irwin
16 Jun 2019

Very informative and straight to the point. Held my attention. Always good to be reminded of the statistics which often puts things into perspective. Reminds us unfortunately of what a serious illness asthma is not to be underestimated.

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Margaret O'Halloran
12 Jun 2019

excellent format easy to understand

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Donna Hope
12 Jun 2019

A concise and interesting overview of asthma management.

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Lo-Fan Wang
11 Jun 2019


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Pearl Hampshire
09 Jun 2019

clear concise information.

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Dianne Bembrick
08 Jun 2019

Iv found this overview very informative making asthma simple to manage in conjunction with your GP establishing action asthma plan, potentially reducing statistics saving lives.

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Raven Budarick
07 Jun 2019