We offer educational webinars along with a range of resources to assist health professionals who are supporting respiratory patients – visit this page for more information on our services. Watch recordings of our past webinars below and subscribe to be kept informed of upcoming sessions.

Should you have any feedback or recommendations for resources, please contact us on (08) 9289 3600 or email ask@asthmawa.org.au

Professional education

The Asthma WA respiratory health team, with contributions by specialist guest presenters, regularly host webinars and education sessions for health professionals, on updates and topics relevant to supporting patients with asthma, COPD and other respiratory health conditions. Live sessions are recorded and later posted on this page for future reference.

To be kept informed of future webinars and registration details, please fill in the form below (within the first tab).

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • What are the causes of physical activity limitations in COPD?
  • What is PR and how does it benefit people with COPD?
  • What are the important components of a PR program?
  • Who should be referred to PR?
  • What are the options for PR in regional areas?
  • The use of telehealth and how it can improve access to PR?

Length: 44 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Thursday 18th August 2022
Presenter: Naomi Chapman, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Senior Physiotherapist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Asthma and allergies

  • the relationship between asthma and allergies
  • helpful and not helpful family history traits
  • practical guidance for managing patients with allergies

Length: 40 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Monday 10 January 2022
Presenter: Jacqui Rapaic, Respiratory Nurse, Asthma WA

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

The Asthma Cycle of Care

  • Impact of asthma in Western Australia
  • The Asthma Cycle of Care and the different roles involved
  • Updates in asthma care

Length: 12 minutes
Uploaded: Tuesday 16 March 2021
Presenters:

  • Kathryn Nankivell, Community Pharmacist, Pharmacy 777
  • Kate Hipwell, Clinical Nurse Educator, Asthma WA
  • Dr Mike Civil, General Practitioner

Supported by Pharmacy 777

Breathlessness

  • Defining breathlessness
  • Recognising the symptoms of breathlessness
  • Management and alternate diagnosis

Length: 51 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Monday 23 August 2021
Presenter: Charlotte Steed, Chronic Conditions Coordinator, Bunbury Health Campus

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Bronchiectasis: diagnosis and management

  • Understand the process for diagnosing Bronchiectasis
  • Review pathophysiology of Bronchiectasis
  • Understand how to treat and encourage self management
  • Importance of ‘at home’ exercises and maintaining treatments

Length: 56 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Friday 29th July 2022
Presenter: Kate Hipwell, Clinical Nurse Educator, Asthma WA

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Childhood Asthma

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Optimising management
  • Empowering patients and their carers

Length: 57 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Thursday 19 August 2021
Presenter: Kate Hipwell, Asthma WA, Clinical Nurse Educator

COPD Management

  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Management of symptoms
  • Prevention of deterioration
  • Patient’s role in managing symptoms

Length: 50 minutes
Uploaded: Thursday 18 March 2021
Presenter: Kate Hipwell, Asthma WA, Clinical Nurse Educator

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

COPD Medications

  • COPD medications
  • Device technique
  • Selecting the right advice for your patient

Length: 55 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Thursday 24 June 2021
Presenter: Kate Hipwell, Asthma WA, Clinical Nurse Educator

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Diagnosing Asthma

  • Making a diagnosis
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Ongoing appraisal
  • When to refer to a Specialist

Length: 4.25 minutes
Uploaded: Friday 14 May 2021
Presenter: Dr John Blakey, Respiratory Physician, SCGH

This video is supported by AstraZeneca.


Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Domiciliary Oxygen: Prescribing Criteria

  • Review the criteria for prescribing home oxygen in the regions.
  • Describe how to complete the referral form
  • Understand the importance of continued care and contact with a patient

Length: 54 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Wednesday 16th February 2022
Presenter: Charlotte Steed, Chronic Conditions Coordinator/Senior Physiotherapist, Bunbury Health Campus

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Empowering COPD Patients to Self-manage

  • Describe how COPD affects the lungs
  • Outline how COPD is diagnosed
  • How to manage COPD and prevent deterioration
  • How to empower patients to manage their symptoms

Length: 59 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Thursday 9th June 2022
Presenter: Kate Hipwell, Clinical Nurse Educator, Asthma WA

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Managing end-stage, at home, COPD patient

  • Insight into the daily life of a patient with end-stage COPD
  • How to manage end-stage, at home COPD patients
  • Strategies and supports for patients with end-stage COPD

Length: 51 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Monday 10 January 2022
Presenter: Charlotte Steed, Chronic Conditions Care Coordinator, Physiotherapist, Bunbury Health Campus

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis (Childhood Wet Cough)

  • diagnosing protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB),
  • treatment of PBB,
  • red flags for referral to specialist

Length: 47 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Thursday 19 May 2022
Presenter: Dr Pam Laird, Senior Physiotherapist, Perth Children’s Hospital & Telethon Kids Institute

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Spirometry in Primary Care: a practical demonstration

  • Calibration verification with a calibrated 3 L syringe
  • Collating patient details before testing – Measurement of height and weight, inputting patient details into spirometer
  • Demonstrating the forced manoeuvre to patients
  • Coaching patients to obtain quality results
  • Assessing acceptability and reproducibility between tests
  • Infection control

Length: 45 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Wednesday 27 October 2021
Presenter: Charlene Butler, Senior Respiratory Scientist, Asthma WA

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Sever and Difficult to Treat Asthma

  • Defining the difference between severe and difficult to treat asthma
  • Understanding management techniques including the role of spirometry and add-on medications
  • Referring to a specialist

Length: 51 minutes (recorded webinar)
Uploaded: Thursday 16 September 2021
Presenter: Kate Hipwell, Clinical Nurse Educator, Asthma WA

Asthma WA’s Health Professional Webinar series is supported by:

Pharmaceutical companies have no input in the development or content of these presentations

Your Respiratory Patient and COVID-19

  • Re-organisation of Emergency and In-Patient care
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Goals of Care

Length: 20 minutes
Uploaded: Friday 15 May 2020
Presenters: Dr John Blakey, Dr Chris Kosky and Dr Anna Tai

This video is supported by GSK.

Video content is not influenced by our supporters in any way.

Your Respiratory Patient and COVID-19 (disease specific)

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • COPD
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

Length: 20 mins
Uploaded: Friday 15 May 2020
Presenters: Dr John Blakey, Dr Li Ping Chung, Dr Chis Kosky and Dr Anna Tai

This video is supported by GSK.

Video content is not influenced by our supporters in any way.

Respiratory resources

We have compiled a range of resources and educational opportunities to help you support your respiratory patients.

These include current best-practice resources from experts in Australia and around the world, along with recordings of our past webinars for health professionals, and the opportunity to register for future sessions.

Please note that we do not control or manage content on external websites, so please contact the specific service if you have questions about their content or advice.

COPD Home Action Plan – adults (editable PDF)

  1. Open the document
  2. Complete the highlighted fields
  3. Print IN COLOUR
  4. Sign the document
  5. Give to your patient and review the Home Action Plan with them

These COPD resources were developed in collaboration with and support from the WA Country Health Service.

Other helpful resources

Information updates

COVID-19 Action Plan

WA Department of Health ‘Goals of Care in COVID-19 Environment (external link)

  • Conversation and communication tips
  • Clinical assessment tools
  • Advance Care Planning resources
  • COVID -19 End of Life and Palliative Care resources

Other tools for guiding care