Immediate Management of Asthma (e-Learning)

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: eLearning

Immediate Management of Asthma (e-Learning)

Course overview:

Welcome to the "Immediate Management of Asthma" e-learning course! This comprehensive course has been designed to provide a diverse audience, including healthcare professionals, first responders, students, caregivers, and individuals interested in medical care, with essential knowledge and practical skills related to recognising and responding promptly to acute asthma exacerbations.

Module 1: Understanding Asthma

Delve into the significance of asthma as a chronic respiratory condition characterised by airway inflammation. Comprehend the triggers and factors that can lead to acute asthma exacerbations. Learn about the importance of patient education and self-management in asthma care.

Module 2: Recognising Asthma Symptoms

Acquire insights into recognising the signs and symptoms of asthma exacerbations. Comprehend the different levels of asthma severity and their manifestations. Learn to differentiate between mild and severe exacerbations.

Module 3: Inhaler Techniques and Medication Administration

Develop practical proficiency in instructing patients on proper inhaler techniques. Understand the various types of inhalers and the correct administration steps. Learn about the roles of bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory medications in asthma management.

Module 4: Early Intervention and First Aid

Appreciate the importance of early intervention in managing acute asthma exacerbations. Explore techniques to assist patients with appropriate inhaler use during exacerbations. Learn about the administration of rescue medications and the role of oxygen therapy.

Module 5: Calling for Help and Communication

Explore the significance of promptly seeking medical assistance during severe asthma exacerbations. Understand the importance of clear communication with healthcare professionals. Learn about involving patients and their caregivers in the decision-making process.

Module 6: Monitoring and Additional Interventions

Learn about continuous monitoring and reassessment of the patient's condition during an exacerbation. Understand when additional interventions, such as nebulised medications, may be necessary. Explore the use of systemic corticosteroids and their role in managing severe exacerbations.

Module 7: Documentation and Follow-Up

Explore documentation requirements for asthma exacerbations and patient assessments. Understand the importance of communicating with healthcare providers about the event. Learn about the need for follow-up care, treatment adjustments, and patient education.

Module 8: Ethical and Legal Considerations

Discover ethical considerations in managing acute asthma exacerbations and respecting patient autonomy. Understand the importance of informed consent and involving patients in care decisions. Explore legal aspects and documentation requirements related to asthma management.

Module 9: Prevention and Patient Education

Learn about strategies for preventing asthma exacerbations and maintaining optimal asthma control. Understand the significance of patient education about triggers, medication management, and action plans. Explore resources and tools for educating patients and caregivers.

By participating in this e-learning course, you will have gained crucial knowledge related to the immediate management of acute asthma exacerbations. 

Course features:

  1. Interactive Modules: Engaging multimedia content, including videos, animations, and interactive scenarios, to enhance understanding and skill acquisition.
  2. Quizzes and Assessments: Periodic quizzes and case-based assessments to reinforce learning and evaluate knowledge retention.
  3. Self-Paced Learning: Flexibility to complete the course at your own pace, accommodating busy healthcare schedules.
  4. Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an Airway Suctioning Certification, demonstrating their knowledge in airway management and suctioning techniques.

Target audience:

  • Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Paramedics and EMTs
  • Physicians
  • Nursing Students
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals

Course duration:

The course is self-paced and can typically be completed in 4-6 hours, depending on individual learning preferences and availability.

Course requirements:

  • Internet access and a computer or mobile device
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Commitment to patient safety and quality care


This is an e-learning course and therefore does not include any practical skill training, therefore, our e-learning course must be used along an element of face-to-face practical skills training and competency checking.

The above course information and content is intended as a guide and is in no way a direct comparison of the e-learning module.

All of our training courses (face-to-face or e-learning) can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences; therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking or purchasing. 

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