In collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and the Western Australia Health Translation Network, Lung Foundation Australia has developed free, accredited eLearning modules for health professionals in addressing chronic wet cough in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The training focuses on First Nations paediatric lung health and the skills required to effectively engage with First Nations families.
The training consists of two modules, which will take approximately one hour each to complete.
By completing Lung Health in First Nations Children: Improving Outcomes Through Culturally Secure Care (management of chronic wet cough, protracted bacterial bronchitis and bronchiectasis), you will acquire the skills to:
- Effectively engage with First Nations families about paediatric lung health
- Identify respiratory conditions most often mis/undiagnosed in First Nations children presenting with chronic wet cough: Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis (PBB), Chronic Suppurative Lung Disease (CSLD), and bronchiectasis
- Manage PBB, CSLD and bronchiectasis according to best practice guidelines
- Understand the importance of follow-up for First Nations children hospitalised with chest infections.
By completing Lung Health in First Nations Children: Asthma Diagnosis and Interpretation of Spirometry, you will acquire the skills to:
- Take a respiratory history from First Nations families in a culturally appropriate way
- Describe basic asthma pathophysiology, symptoms, and other conditions that mimic asthma
- Interpret basic spirometry and make an appropriate diagnosis
- Mitigate common issues in spirometry and apply quality control.