News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Health professionals urged to undertake asthma/COPD training

Press release
3 April 2017

Health professionals urged to undertake asthma and COPD training

Respiratory disease continues to make a substantial contribution to New Zealand’s health burden.

The recently released Impact of Respiratory Disease in New Zealand: 2016 Update, commissioned by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, reported that respiratory disease accounted for one in 10 overnight hospitalisations.

Over 521,000 people take medication for asthma, and over 35,000 New Zealanders are estimated to be living with severe COPD.

Due to the staggering statistics in New Zealand, the Foundation urges all registered health professionals to undertake training in Asthma and COPD.

“Today we launched the most current Asthma & COPD Fundamentals course available in New Zealand,” says Teresa Demetriou, GM – Education and Research at the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.

The course aligns latest research with specific information for the New Zealand context, such as recently funded medications, treating Māori and Pacific peoples and best practice health literacy.

The course consists of two parts - an online e-Learning series and a classroom based MasterClass.

Course content is interactive and engaging, and “the online modules can be accessed on any device, allowing participants to complete them at their own pace,” says Demetriou.

Feedback from course pilot participants has been positive – “I think an excellent job has been done here as everything is clearly explained in a range of ways that make it interesting to complete, well done!”

The Asthma & COPD Fundamentals course awards a total of 19 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

The e-Learning series is now available. Visit https://cpd.whitireia.ac.nz/ to enrol. The first MasterClass will be available in June 2017.

e-Learning seriesMasterClass
Four online modules including:
1) asthma fundamentals 2) asthma management 3) COPD management 4) health promoting practice.

12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Learn foundational and important material outside the traditional classroom setting.

Was developed in conjunction with Whitireia NZ.

Cost: $180.

One-day classroom based MasterClass.

7 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Uses scenarios to put knowledge into practice.

Utilises health literacy and cultural competency.

MasterClass is to be completed within six months of the e-Learning Series.

Was developed in conjunction with Health Literacy NZ.

Cost: TBC.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland