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Delivering asthma right care: For community pharmacists
Asthma affects up to 1 in 10 people globally. Living well with asthma depends on avoiding triggers and using good, safe medicines in the right way at the right time. However, there is currently much sub-optimal use of medicine. Community pharmacy can be an important part of the asthma pathway and powerful change agents. This webinar will update on major changes in international guidelines that highlight asthma is an inflammatory condition and for safety no-one over 12 should be treated with a short-acting beta-agonist (SABA) alone without inhaled corticosteroids. You will hear from community pharmacists in the Asthma Right Care social movement about how to have impactful conversations about personal, national and international change and how to make it happen.
By the end of this webinar participants will have:
-Received a critical update on international asthma guidelines and the implications for pharmacists
-Learnt about tools available to start a conversation with patients and prescribers about Asthma Right Care including how to address over-reliance on SABA and how to use the right medicines in the right way
-Discussed what opportunities, motivation and capabilities are needed to bring about change.
- Ema Paulino, General Manager Ezfy, Portugal
- Francesc Moranta Ribas, Community Pharmacist, Farmacia Sanz Guiilén, Spain
-Darush Attar-Zadeh, Respiratory Lead Pharmacist, Community Pharmacy Locum Independent Prescriber, Cross Chemist North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group, UK
-Debbie Rigby, Director, Pharmeducation Clinical Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia