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UCC launches asthma management programme
A new online CPD asthma management programme has been launched at UCC.
The course was developed by the the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Physiotherapy at UCC in collaboration with the Physiotherapy Department of University Hospital Kerry, the Asthma Society of Ireland and Health Innovation Hub Ireland and supported by Glaxo Smithkline.
The course incorporates novel flexible learning software to provide physiotherapists, pharmacists and all healthcare professionals with up-to-date knowledge on the causes and treatment strategies of asthma. It will enable physiotherapists and pharmacists to optimise patient welfare. They will also be provided with tools to empower patients to manage their own conditions.
At @Pharmacy_UCC for the launch of the new programme on asthma management: Jon Barbour, Head of Medical Affairs @GSK_IE, @hwhelton @StephenUCCPharm, @sorchaoconnor CEO of @AsthmaIreland & @tanya_mulcahy, National Manager, @HIHIreland @UCC. More info: https://t.co/5mM13ITpHf pic.twitter.com/WPOzH5j2CQ— UCC Medicine & Health (@UCCMedHealth) November 2, 2018
Professor Stephen Byrne, Chair in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, and Head of the School of Pharmacy in UCC said “that the asthma programme will be successful due to the combined interprofessional efforts taken in the design and development of materials which are patient-centric in nature. The importance of having collaborated with the Asthma Society will further enhance the adaption of this material across all healthcare professionals."
We were delighted to launch the online programme in Asthmamanagement.@Pharmacy_UCC in collaboration with @AsthmaIreland and University Hosptial Kerry, supported through @GSK education grant. pic.twitter.com/YApLud1rlS— Health Innovation Hub Ireland (@HIHIreland) November 5, 2018
“This free online CPD accredited module will enable community pharmacists all over the country to remotely access up to date information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma. Optimal asthma management is essential to prevent attacks and GSK is committed to helping those with the condition do more, feel better and live longer,” said a GSK spokesperson.
On Friday, we were delighted to attend the launch of a new free online asthma management module for pharmacists & physiotherapists developed by @UCC School of Pharmacy, School of Physiotherapy, @AsthmaIreland @HIHIreland with support from GSK. pic.twitter.com/6yRw89ryyi— GSK Ireland (@GSK_IE) November 5, 2018
CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, Sarah O’Connor said, “There are 470,000 people with asthma in Ireland – we have the fourth highest prevalence of asthma in the world, where one in five children and one in ten adults have asthma. We aim to help people with asthma to live a full life, symptom free and this course will assist pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in their work to support people with asthma. We want to eliminate asthma deaths and we believe that pharmacists can play a key role in achieving that."
To find out more about the Asthma Management programme, click here.
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