The Asthma Community and Health Professional e-Learning Hub is a joint venture between Asthma Australia and Asthma Foundations. Our on-line learning management system provides the most up-to-date, user friendly and evidence based training for health care professionals and first aiders in community settings. We acknowledge that time and distance are often impediments to accessing quality training and our e-Learning Hub provides accessible training at a time and pace that best suits your needs. Asthma Foundations also offer a range of face to face training throughout Australia. For further details please contact 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) or www.asthmaaustralia.org.au
In a regular classroom, you would expect to find that three students will have diagnosed asthma.
This course will provide school staff up-to-date information on asthma and its management within the school setting.
Most importantly, school staff will be trained in the national protocol for the first aid treatment of an asthma attack.
About 10% of the Australian population live with asthma. In any workplace, you are very likely to encounter people with asthma, whether it is a work colleague or a client. This course will provide professionals up-to-date information on asthma and its management within the workplace. Most importantly, professionals will be trained in the national protocol for the first aid treatment of an asthma attack.
Physical activity is a major trigger for people with asthma, and sports clubs are very likely to have players with asthma. This course will provide coaches, trainers, swimming and aquatics instructors and other volunteers with up-to-date information on asthma and its management within the sports setting. Most importantly, sports club volunteers will be trained in the national protocol for the first aid treatment of an asthma attack.
The online system was extremely user friendly, and the information was presented in a visually pleasing manner that ensured engagement with the content. The added requirement of having to complete an assessment at the end of each section ensured that the information provided in the tutorial was retained, and reinforced the learning that was occurring. Overall, I am now extremely confident in my ability to manage any asthma emergencies or situations that may arise during my career as a teacher, and know that I will be able to remain calm while attending to the needs of my students.