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Understanding Asthma for HCAs

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30


A study day designed for HCAs who are working in a supportive role in primary care, offering care for patients with asthma. This day provides an overview of how asthma is diagnosed and managed and includes a practical inhaler delivery systems workshop.

"Inspiring - thank you."

"Absolutely loved the course. Tutor very easy to listen to."

"Very good study day. Informative and relevant knowledge to topic discussed."

"Fantastic course and great teaching."

Past course delegates


Anatomy and physiology of the lungs

What is asthma?

How is asthma diagnosed?

Peak flow and spirometry

Treatment of asthma

Inhaler delivery systems workshop

Management of asthma and asthma action plans


  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of healthy lungs
  • Understand the changes that occur in asthma and the associated symptoms
  • Understand the importance performing accurate pulmonary function tests
  • Awareness of the different treatment options for patients with asthma
  • Awareness of the various inhaler delivery systems and enable appropriate device choice for individual patients
  • Ability to assess inhaler technique for a wide range of inhaler devices with individual patients

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