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13th April Continuing Education Session: Asthma Management (Dr Amy Chan)

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505-007 Lecture Theatre, University of Auckland, Grafton Campus

85 Park Road

Grafton

Auckland

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An update on new guidelines, and role of pharmacists in supporting better asthma care

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The NZ asthma guidelines were updated in June 2020 - have you seen a change in asthma management with patients at your pharmacy?

Short-acting beta2-agonists (SABA) were the first-line treatment for symptom relief for more than 50 years. Budesonide/formoterol is now the preferred treatment - used both for maintenance treatment and for relief of symptoms. This means an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) should be prescribed to all patients with asthma.

These changes represent one of the biggest changes in asthma management in the last 30 years. Many patients may find it difficult to change their treatment, due to habit and strong beliefs about their medication.

The session will cover:

  • An overview of the changes in asthma guidelines
  • Evidence / rationale for the change
  • Challenges pharmacists may face to guideline implementation
  • Recommendations to support changes to/switching of asthma treatment

Dr Amy Chan will share details of a toolkit that has been developed to support patients to switch from their reliever/SABA to anti-inflammatory treatment.

Join us at University of Auckland Grafton Campus (85 Park Road) on Tuesday 13th April. Refreshments from 6:30pm in the foyer area, with the presentation to start at 7pm in lecture room 505-007.

About the speaker:

Dr Amy Chan is clinical pharmacist academic, currently in joint-appointment with The University of Auckland and Auckland District Health Board.

Where to go:

Grafton campus buildings are located at 85 Park Road, Grafton. Look for the sign for Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and head for the main entrance (how you would access Superfino cafe - so you could type this in as the location on Maps).

You will spot our team in the foyer area to direct you to the correct lecture room.

Please email auckland@psnz.org.nz or message us on Facebook if you have any questions


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Auckland

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