CPPE Event – Asthma focal point
Thursday, 6 June, 2019 19:00 - 21:15
Faraday House, Eastbourne, BN22 9BH, ( 5 minutes walk from Hampden Park station)
This is an invitation to the next focal point workshop on Asthma taking place in Eastbourne, East Sussex on Thursday 6th June.
Time: 7pm buffet. Workshop: 7.30pm until 9.15pm
See below for the reasons why this is our latest workshop with events at locations across the country:
- Experts at Asthma UK say that the UK’s poor death rate for asthma attacks may be because the condition is not taken seriously enough, with previous research from the charity revealing that 1 in 6 people in the UK do not know or are unsure if the condition can be fatal.
- Asthma UK suggests the lack of basic care patients are getting in the UK could also be a contributing factor. Almost two thirds (65%) of people with asthma are not receiving the basic care from healthcare professionals that they are entitled to, which includes a yearly review, a check to ensure they are using their inhaler properly and a written asthma action plan.
- Asthma UK says this lack of basic care is ‘extremely worrying’ as the National Review of Asthma Deaths revealed two thirds of asthma deaths could have been prevented with basic asthma care.
The aim of the CPPE Asthma focal point learning programme is for you to consider how we as pharmacy professionals in all sectors can support people who have asthma. We will apply your knowledge of asthma management and guidelines and explore how you can support people to manage their asthma, reduce complications and improve their quality of life.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
- apply medicines optimisation principles in the context of asthma treatment
- demonstrate how guidelines are used to provide optimum care for individual patients
- examine whether a person’s asthma treatment is appropriate, recognising when treatment needs to be increased or decreased
- implement a holistic approach to support people with asthma, considering all factors which influence their asthma control
- enable people to self-manage their asthma with appropriate inhaler use and a personalised asthma action plan.