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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.

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

4.6

34 Total Rating(s)

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Natasha Jennings
24 Jul 2019

Refresher that was well delivered and current, referring to evidence coming from Thunderstorm Asthma event from 2016.

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Pamela Gordon
23 Jul 2019

Great to keep up to date with statistics relating to asthma and its management

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Suzanne Cook
21 Jul 2019

Informative and concise. Extremely relevant to all areas of nursing.

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Tania McColl
20 Jul 2019

Well presented, clear and knowledgeable. Good overview of information.

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Jason Ballard
15 Jul 2019

I thought the lecture was quite good. I liked the fact that the lecture gave a background and context to the topic before discussing the topic itself. I also thought the brief explanation of the two main types of inhalers used the blue Ventolin and the Turbuhaler was useful. Lastly the issue of the crossover between anaphalaxis and asthma and what to do was particularly helpful.

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Sharmila Singh
12 Jul 2019

Its an eye opening to such serious illness. Well presented and clearly spoken. Relevant material will be use in everyday if such problem arises. Educate others as well. Action plan will be enforced.

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Anthony Ozols
10 Jul 2019

Interesting and informative guide

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JANICE SOUTHWELL
10 Jul 2019

Excellent clear presentation, reinforced the importance of all asthmatics having an action plan

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Michelle May Wilkinson
09 Jul 2019

a great way to start by reinforcing the statistics, thunderstorm asthma victims placing them outside made it worse, try to eliminate triggers if known. Encourage everyone to have a asthma plan, green - good days , amber when seasonal events occur, red when having an asthma attack. Keep giving the ventolin 4 x 4 breathes via the spacer and continuely observe the person/ patient. Reasure them and allow them to sit or get into a position that suits themselves, to allow airflow in & out of their chest. Be aware of the silent chest, call for help early.

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roxanne hodges
25 Jun 2019

the presenter was knowledgable, easy to listen to with highly relevant material use in the presentation