Format: Live webinar
Speaker/s: Debbie Rigby
Date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Time: 7PM QLD | 8PM NSW, VIC & ACT | 5PM WA | 7.30PM SA
Cost: Complimentary for ACP Members | $49 for non-members
Asthma affects one in nine people in Australia. In 2019, 421 deaths were due to asthma – most of which are preventable. Over-reliance on short-acting beta2 agonists (SABA) relievers and underuse of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) leads to poorer clinical outcomes, increased risk of flare-ups and increased risk of death from asthma. Good asthma control requires prescribing appropriate medicines as well as correct inhaler device technique and adherence to therapy.
This webinar will introduce Asthma Right Care, an international initiative working locally in primary care to improve asthma health outcomes in Australia.
Currently seeking CPD accreditation.
BPharm, GradDipClinPharm, AdvDipNutrPharm, AdvPractPharm, AACPA, FASCP, FPS, FACP, FAICD, FSHP
Debbie Rigby is an Advanced Practice Pharmacist with postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy, geriatrics and respiratory medicine. Debbie is a member of Lung Foundation Australia COPD Advisory Committee and Primary Care Committee, and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. Debbie is leading the National Asthma Council implementation of Asthma Right Care in Australia. She currently conducts Home Medicine Reviews and provides medicines education to pharmacists, nurses, GPs and other health professionals through her company Pharmeducation.
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