World Asthma Day 2023
Organised each year by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), World Asthma Day (WAD) is held each May and aims to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. The theme for World Asthma Day 2023 is ‘Asthma care for all’.
GINA highlights that the majority of asthma morbidity and mortality occurs in low and middle income countries. By raising awareness of the condition, and this health challenge, GINA aims to impact these morbidity and mortality rates.
The ‘Asthma care for All’ message encourages the development and implementation of effective asthma management programs in all countries.
NEW PODCAST: THE ROLE OF OBJECTIVE TESTS
For World Asthma Day 2023, we’ve joined forces with Dr Andy Whittamore, Clinical Lead, Asthma and Lung UK. We spoke to Andy about the role of objective tests within asthma and respiratory health. In the podcast, we explore how tests such as FeNO, peak flow and spirometry can be used to support asthma diagnosis and management. We also consider how tools such as effective history taking can be combined with objective test results for best practice. Click play below to listen to the full podcast.
The role of objective tests
Dr Andy Whittamore, Clinical Lead, Asthma and Lung UK and Preeti Minhas, Assistant Director, Clinical Learning
Time: 18 minutes
New blog posts:
My journey with asthma
The theme for World Asthma Day 2023 is ‘Asthma care for all’. With that in mind, one of our team has written about her experience of having asthma in one of our latest blog posts. In, ‘My journey with asthma’, Sarah discusses how multidisciplinary teams have supported her respiratory health, how she has benefited from extra communication from her GP surgery and the impact national health campaigns have had on the self-management of her condition. Read the blog post.
The role of education in asthma care
To mark World Asthma Day 2023, Preeti Minhas, Assistant Director Clinical Learning, explores the role of education in asthma care. In one of our latest blog posts, Preeti considers the current state of play of asthma care, initiatives being put in place and how education and training can lead to improved health outcomes. Read the post here.
DeVELOP YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND KNOW-HOW
We provide accredited courses at all levels, so whatever your level of experience, we have education and training available to support you.
CPD ACCREDITED COURSES:
New to supporting people with asthma? Our Essentials of asthma course is ideal for you. This bite-sized, CPD accredited courses is designed for practitioners who have recently begun to, or are preparing to, support asthma patients. This may include newly qualified nursing staff, HCAs, HCSWs, social care staff, and experienced healthcare professionals who have been recently redeployed in asthma care services. The course is taught via online interactive learning with experienced clinical experts.
If you regularly work with people with asthma, and haven’t updated your knowledge recently then take a look at our Asthma online Refresher course. This course is taught online through two lots of two-hour webinars, ensuring minimum time away from practice. The content focuses on bringing health and care professionals up to speed with the latest guidelines, and provides opportunities to identify and research interdependencies specific to your own practice population. This could include difficult asthma, occupational asthma, dysfunctional breathing and much more. This course will enable you to update your clinical practice alongside implementing quality improvement initiatives.
HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES:
If you’re regularly participating in the delivery of asthma services and want to develop your knowledge further then our diploma level course could be a good place to start. Accredited by the University of Hertfordshire, the Foundations of managing asthma course includes two pre-recorded lectures, a minimum of five live sessions and eLearning content. The course covers diagnosis, treatment and current clinical guidelines.
Looking to lead the delivery and/or management of asthma services? Our Enhancing asthma care in professional practice course is the right level for you. Delivered through interactive online learning, this short course covers the pathophysiology of asthma, therapeutic interventions and acute asthma.
Looking to specialise in asthma? – Our Postgraduate courses are ideal. We provide both an MSc and a PG Cert in Respiratory Care, which can be studied part-time through interactive online learning. If you’re unsure about committing to a Masters course, then test the waters by signing up to one of our postgraduate modules and gradually build your postgraduate studies from there. Study at postgraduate level enables you to further build your knowledge in a field you’re truly passionate about. You’ll have opportunities to delve into the complexities of a topic and consider the latest research in the field. You’ll also have opportunities to consider how to implement your learning into practice, and make an impact in your health setting. Book a place on our postgraduate modules now.
Extra asthma podcasts and videos
For more expert videos, visit last year’s World Asthma Day page, where we discussed methods to close the gaps in asthma care.
LOOKING FOR FURTHER RESOURCES?
Take a look at our free Respiratory Packs. These include resources such as factsheets and podcasts on a range of topics. Content includes severe asthma, the role of inhaled corticosteroids, effective inhaler techniques and much more.