What you get by completing this session

  • 45 mins of CPD

    A 35 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Asthma is often misdiagnosed and, as a result, tends to be poorly managed in many people around the world. In this talk Dr Worsnop explicates the criteria for diagnosis, highlighting the potentially life-threatening dangers of poor asthma management. He outlines current best practice in asthma management and shows clinicians how to recognise poor adherence to help patients better manage their own asthma, improve outcomes and reduce deaths from asthma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish asthma from differential diagnoses that may present with common symptom
  • Outline the criteria and methods of asthma diagnosis
  • Summarise the current asthma treatment pathway
  • Identify signs of poorly controlled asthma
    Demonstrate and assess effective inhaler technique

About the Expert

A/Prof Christopher Worsnop

A/Professor Christopher Worsnop is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians and is Vice-chair of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand COPD Special Interest Group.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Asthma that is difficult to manage

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (35 mins)

    • Quiz: Test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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