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Nursing Children with Asthma

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Asthma is a chronic disease that may not only be life-limiting, but possibly life-threatening. The World Health Organisation defines asthma as 'A disease characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which can vary in severity and frequency from person to person'.

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Asthma is a chronic disease that may not only be life-limiting, but possibly life-threatening. The World Health Organisation defines asthma as “A disease characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which can vary in severity and frequency from person to person”. In Australia, asthma affects about 10% of people aged 0-14, making it the most common chronic illness experienced by children.

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Abbie is a Nurse Practitioner currently working in a Specialist Allergy Clinic in Brisbane. She has been a paediatric nurse for over 20 years originally working in the UK before moving to Australia with her young family 8 years ago. Abbie has a diverse career working with some of the most vulnerable patients. She has worked in paediatric oncology , emergency and general paediatrics. She has worked for NGO's in the fields of child protection and parental support as well as currently working with re- settled refugees. Abbie is a passionate nursing advocate and has just started the new challenge of blogging.
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Rasa Imbrasas
09 Jun 2020
Repeated signs and symptoms. Importance of Hx and Written asthma management plans.
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Louise Wilkins-Hargreaves
08 Aug 2020
Asthma treatment changes so often It’s good to stay up to date
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Loahnna worrell
08 Jun 2020
great basic resource
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Alice Templeton
13 Jun 2020
Good informative and easy to follow article, thanks Abbie!
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Jo-Anne Rihs
15 Jun 2020
A quick and simple review / refresh of the management of paediatric asthma patients.
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Jo Fitzpatrick
09 Jun 2020
I found the resources to be very valuable.
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Kerry pryde
10 Jun 2020
interesting and informative
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Rosa Carneiro
18 Jun 2020
A quick and informative review of the management of paediatric asthma patients. It was really good to be able to hear some adventitious breath sounds.
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Kylie Thompson
14 Jun 2020
Great to be able to hear and therefore recognise the different sounds produced from the lungs, airways to treat the patient appropriately.
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Michelle Bowen
10 Jun 2020
Very informative and provides an understanding of the types of respiratory sounds when providing care to children with asthma
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