Asthma Management and Education

Golden Beach Medical Centre and Pelican Waters Family Doctors have nurses that are trained as Respiratory Nurse Educators.

Appointments are available daily with the Nurse Educator.

The session will involve:

- Taking notes on your history of asthma
- Discussing current medications and correct device use and correct dose
- Lung function test
- Education on medications, Asthma Action Plan and Emergency Care
- All reviewed by your GP with ongoing management

Asthma is a treatable health condition.

Although at present there is no cure, with good management people with asthma can lead normal, active lives.

The key to living with asthma is keeping it under control. This means learning about what causes your symptoms, how to avoid these triggers and how to use your medications correctly.

It is important that you see your doctor for regular check-ups so that he/she can work with you to monitor and control your asthma. Together with your doctor, you can fill in your personal written Asthma Action Plan that will help you monitor and manage your asthma.

People who follow their plans are likely to have better controlled asthma, fewer asthma attacks and fewer days off work or school because of their asthma.

Don’t let asthma get in the way of your everyday life.