World Asthma Day – studying asthma with Education for Health

7th May 2019

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As we mark World Asthma Day today (7 May), Education for Health continues to push for healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care to have accurate and up to date knowledge in asthma.

As the most common long term condition in the UK, more than 5 million people of all ages are affected (source: NHS), and it is vital for healthcare professionals to feel confident in supporting patients. It can be hard to find education for paediatric asthma in particular, and Education for Health’s courses have been specifically updated to support this area for students who need it, alongside other areas of asthma healthcare.

On this World Asthma Day, our Asthma Education Lead Viv Marsh and three of our former students share their experience of asthma, studying, and how Education for Health asthma courses have helped develop their knowledge and skills.

Asthma dates open for booking now

View all Education for Health asthma courses open for booking, plus register your interest for courses due to be scheduled later this year.

Full list of Education for Health asthma courses

As well as the dates listed above running in Warwick and London, Education for Health’s NHS Liaison team can organise delivery of the following courses anywhere in the UK, for commissioners looking for education for cohorts of students.

  • Asthma Update half day or full day workshop
  • Improving Inhaler Technique half day or full day workshop
  • Introduction to Asthma workshop
  • Introduction to Paediatric Asthma workshop
  • Allergic Rhinitis and its’ Impact on Asthma full day workshop
  • Asthma Level 5 module (eLearning with two study days)
  • Asthma Level 6 module (eLearning with two study days)

In addition the NHS team have workshops specifically for school nurses and health visitors, and a new workshop for those working in acute care settings to support the assessment, management and safe discharge of children experiencing asthma attacks. Contact the NHS Liaison team on nhsteam@educationforhealth.org to find more about any of these workshops or courses delivered anywhere in the UK.