Reduce Children’s Asthma Attacks: A Community Masterclass
- 3.5 hours on-demand video
- 35 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Reduce the incidence of asthma flare ups by helping children and families learn about childhood asthma in fun ways, such as asthma parties
- Spread asthma knowledge through the community, so more people can look out for local children
- Evaluate your activities, using improvement science
- Knowledge of children's asthma to the level of a competent parent
- Experience of spending time with children with asthma and their families and want to help them
- Access to preventer/controller and reliever/rescue inhalers (real or placebo) and spacer devices
Captain Fearless is a 9-year-old girl who battles Wheeze Monsters with just her inhalers, spacer, bicycle bell and her magic goggles. The Big Bad Wolf has developed asthma and needs children’s help to know which inhaler to take and when, to blow the piggies’ house down.
Heather Henry, a multiple award-winning nurse, presents BreathChamps: a unique, evidence-based and creative programme, for children aged 4 to 12 years to learn about asthma in fun ways.
Maybe the children you know aren’t taking their medications correctly, maybe they don’t turn up for reviews, maybe they're missing a lot of school as a result. Maybe they and their families just don’t understand their asthma or take it seriously. This course is for clinicians in primary and community settings and enthusiastic local people, who are weary of seeing children with asthma suffer unnecessarily. Asthma becomes a shared problem for clinicians and local people and so becomes about working better together … and making it fun!
There are 3 underlying principles, called the 3 Ds:
Democratise: The motto is “It takes a village to raise a child with asthma.” So BreathChamps is about cascading asthma knowledge through the whole community. Everyone has strengths and skills to contribute and everyone looks out for children and knows how to keep them well.
De-medicalise: Parents, carers, schools and community groups learn by sharing stories, games and crafts that explain the fundamentals of asthma in ways that are easy to understand, remember and repeat
Destigmatise: Children with asthma become heroes that battle Wheeze Monsters, rather than ‘patients’ who are passive recipients of care, or worse, feel like victims. All children learn about asthma, not just those with the condition, so they can help each other.
This is a game-changing programme, giving a host of practical tools that directly address the recommendations of the largest review of asthma deaths in the world: the National Review of Asthma Deaths, 2014. The programme introduces and applies a range of evidence-based interventions including asset based community development, group consultations or “asthma parties”, behavioural science, play therapy and improvement science.
From simply handing out stories during routine consultations to hosting parties and community events, this course offers clinicians the help they are seeking and offers local people the chance to shine and improve their own wellbeing in the process.
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- Clinicians and managers in primary care teams, community respiratory teams and community nurse teams
- People who enjoy helping children to learn through play
- Local community organisations who are keen to help clinicians to spread foundational asthma knowledge
A short description of the course, who it's for and how it will help you
Children welcome you in song. This is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to other course participants
This lecture explains the 3 ways in which the BreathChamps tools presented on this course can be used
Start to see people as assets and how it is complementary to a deficit or needs-based view
The learning on this course is link to continuing professional development and revalidation requirements. This lecture introduces the activities in the section around what goes wrong for a child with asthma, their family and school.
Why asthma still kills is the National Review of Asthma Deaths' (NRAD) first national investigation of asthma deaths in the UK and the largest study worldwide to date. The primary aim was to understand the circumstances surrounding asthma deaths in order to identify avoidable factors and make recommendations to improve care and reduce the number of deaths.
This quiz will help you to understand just a few of the findings from the report and will help you to target your attention towards addressing some of the main causes of morbidity and mortality for children with asthma (N.B. some questions refer to both adults and children)
After taking the quiz, follow the link and read the report itself. The facts and figures will also help you to persuade others that improving asthma knowledge is an important task and that you need their help.