Napp Academy are partnering with Education for Health to deliver four educational workshops aimed at nurses and other healthcare practitioners working in primary care, who have some knowledge of asthma, but who wish to gain a greater understanding of appropriate treatment of patients with asthma. These workshops provide a dynamic and flexible approach to collaborative learning focused on asthma diagnosis, management and more. They will include interactive, case study based sessions on asthma diagnosis, pharmacological management, inhaler device choices, adolescent asthma care and myth-busting, all delivered by a practising, specialist nurse.

09:00-09:15 Registration and Coffee
09:15-09:30 Aims and Objectives Establish learning needs for the day
09:30-10:00 Pop the Question A short quiz based start to the day to find out what you know and what you need to know!
10:00-11:00 Case Studies in Diagnosis A range of fictional case studies focusing on the who, why, where, when and how of diagnosing asthma – from children to adults
11:00-11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15-12:30 The top 3 issues in Asthma Management Getting the treatment right, inhaler technique and supporting selfmanagement. Based on the case studies from previous sessions, this session will cover asthma medication and inhaler devices as well as the step up/down approach to tailoring treatment, using the UK Inhaler Group standards to identify common errors and discover ways to address them
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:00 PAAPs and Apps – are they really worthwhile? Evaluation of personalised asthma action plans, the Asthma Control Test, RCP 3 Questions and apps – evidence and application to practice
14:00-14:45 Adolescent Asthma Hints and tips for better consultations
14:45-15:00 Refreshment Break
15:00-15:45 Fact or Fantasy? Myth Busters in Asthma Care Should people take their short acting bronchodilator before their inhaled corticosteroid? Or before exercise? Can you diagnose asthma in the under 5s or under 2s? Will children ‘grow out of it’? Do alternative therapies work? These and other questions will be put under the microscope and the answers may surprise you! Feel free to bring your own ‘fact or fantasy’ question!
15:45- 16:00 Review of the Day Action planning for the future, evaluations

This non-promotional workshop is fully funded and organised by Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited in partnership with Education for Health. The agenda and materials have been developed by Education for Health. Napp Pharmaceuticals have no input into the content of the agenda and training documents, but have reviewed them for technical accuracy and compliance to the ABPI Code of Practice only.